Scarecrows are coming… be on the lookout!

Coming to Ewing this fall will be a horde of crazy and creepy, festive and fun creatures appearing or leering or maybe just cute and curious throughout our town! The Ewing Green Team, Ewing Arts Commission and Art Has No Boundaries are joining together with the Ewing Recreation Department to help Ewing families, groups, and workers celebrate the Halloween season as they track down these fantastic creatures for a chance to win ca$h.

Businesses, schools, organizations and civic groups will be creating and hosting these mysterious visitors.  All Ewing businesses and organizations are welcome to participate.  Register online at ewinggreenteam.org/scarecrow-scavenger-hunt-reg/.

The All-Around Town Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt begins on Monday, September 28th and ends on Wednesday, October 23rd, giving you plenty of time to hunt them all down.  Follow the cagey clues to track them down and if you’re good and find them all, you will earn a chance to win $200. Just remember you may have to be really brave and get up close, but don’t be scared; we don’t think they bite!  Vote for your favorite and the People’s Choice business or organization will win a $100 donation to a charity of their choice.  Contest rules and ballots with fun and challenging clues are available here.   Paper ballots can also be picked up at the Ewing Community and Senior Center (ESCC) at 999 Lower Ferry Road or Hollowbrook Community Center at 320 Hollowbrook Drive. The winner will be announced on October 26th during the Ewing Recreation Department’s Annual Trunk-or-Treat festivities. For further details please go to ewinggreenteam.org/menu/scarecrow-2019.

For the 6th year we also look forward to our Annual Scarecrow Contest when a horde of Scarecrows created by local residents, groups or schools, shows up the ESCC preparatory to the Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 26th and judgement by our Treaters and visitors.  These Scarecrows must be made of at least 80% recycled materials. They will be on display at the Community Center and highlight the incredible juxtaposition of artistic creativity and recycling smarts by our participants.  Following judgement, the People’s Choice will be awarded $200 and the runner up $100.   To learn more and to register, go to www.ewinggreenteam.org/scarecrow-contest.

Ewing’s Fall Festival includes the Trunk or Treat event, as well as kids’ crafts and refreshments.  We’re very excited to announce that this year we are adding music and storytelling with Ewing’s very own talented entertainers Tim and Jennifer Hoh!  Tim, of Tim Hoh’s Music for Kids will provide the music and Jennifer will add her own very special storytelling to our day.  This event runs from 1-4:00 pm at the ESCC.

Projected Schedule

  • 1 – 2 pm Arts and Crafts
  • 2 – 3 pm – Music and storytelling by Tim and Jennifer Hoh
  • 3:30 pm – Trunk or Treat will begin and voting for your favorite ‘People’s Choice’ Scarecrow
  • 4 pm (appr.) – Winners announced from the Scavenger Hunt and Scarecrow Contest at the conclusion of the Trunk or Treat

Winners of the All-Around Town Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt and Annual Scarecrow Contest will be announced at approximately 4:00 pm following the conclusion of the treating and voting.  The People’s Choice for the businesses hosting the Scarecrows will also be announced. Scarecrows will remain on display at the Community Center until the following weekend for the Community to visit and enjoy.

“The Ewing Green Team is excited to partner with the Ewing Recreation Department, the Ewing Arts Commission and Art Has No Boundaries for a bigger and better Scarecrow Event this fall.  More than ever, we look forward to bringing the Ewing community together to celebrate the season while on the Scarecrow Trail and bringing a festive fall excitement to our community,” said Green Team Scarecrow Chair Lisa Feldman.   So whether you follow our Scarecrow Trail, build your own scarecrow for our contest, or both, we hope all Ewing residents, groups and workers will join the fun!

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