Build a Scarecrow this Fall and Win Ca$h!

Mayor Bert Steinmann and the Ewing Green Team invite you to demonstrate your recycling smarts and creative skills this Fall to win ca$h!    Make a one-of-a-kind scarecrow and enter  the Ewing Green Team’s fifth Annual Scarecrow Contest this October.

Event Details

The contest is open to all Ewing individuals, school groups, families, youth groups, service clubs and business groups. Winners will be judged on originality, artistry and the creative use of recycled materials. All scarecrows must be constructed of at least 80% recycled, reclaimed, and/or reused materials.  Materials like glue, nails, string, or other means of attaching items will count toward the allowable 20% new materials.

Scarecrows must be named to help describe/identify the creative theme and must also be 4-5 feet tall (without stake) and 2-4 feet wide.  The Township will provide frames for the first 15 registrants who request one and are available at the Ewing Senior and Community Center (ESCC), 999 Lower Ferry Road.  Contest registrants should stop in at the main office to request a frame and the ESCC staff will help you load it into your vehicle.

There will be Prizes!

Cash prizes will be awarded.  There will be 3 $50 prizes for the following categories: Family | Youth Groups (Schools, Scouts…) | Adults (only)  and a $25 prize for the People’s Choice.  Judging will be done by members of Ewing Town Council, as well as Arts Commission members and local educators.

Pre-Registration Required

Pre-registration is required.  For registration details check our contest page.  You may also register using your Community Pass account).  You may also print out the registration form, fill it out and mail it to the Green Team.

Ewing Green Team
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

The deadline for registration is the end of day, Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Scarecrow Drop Off and Pick Up

Scarecrows must be delivered to the ESCC by Friday, October 26th at 4:00 pm.  We request that Scarecrows made for the contest remain on display until after Halloween, Thursday, November 1st for the community to enjoy.  Any Scarecrows remaining after November 2nd will be dismantled and the materials recycled.  Call Green Team member Lisa Feldman with any questions: 609-620-0722.

Scarecrow Winners

Judging will be on Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 pm (rain date: Sunday, October 28th) at the ESCC at Ewing’s annual Trunk or Treat celebration.   Contest winners will be announced at 4:00 pm following Trunk or Treat.  So, please join us for pumpkin painting, a community craft and refreshments as we gather together to see who can make recycling into art whiling have fun and celebrating the fall season.

Event Summary

Scarecrow Event: Saturday, October 27th (rain date: Sunday, Oct 28th)
Location: ESCC, 999 Lower Ferry Rd.
Time: 2 pm (pumpkin painting and crafts) 4 pm (Scarecrow Contest Winners announced)
Pre-registration Required by Thursday, October 25

For registration and details check out our contest page at or if you have any questions, please call Lisa at 609-620-0722.

Ewing Fall Festival of Fun at the Ewing Community Center

by Lisa Feldman

scarecrow3The Ewing Green Team is partnering with the Ewing Recreation Department and Arts Commission on Saturday, October 24th to expand Ewing’s annual Trunk or Treat to include pumpkin painting; the displaying, judging and awarding of the cash prizes for the our 2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest; and a special ‘fun’ fall home project – the opportunity for people to make their very own scarecrow to take home to decorate their yards, plus refreshments.

 2nd Annual Ewing Green Team Scarecrow Contest

Register today to participate in our 2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest with cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25! Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, design and durability. Let’s see how creative you can be with recycled materials.

All entries must be made of at least 80% of recycled materials in order to qualify. All Ewing residents, organizations, schools, families, businesses are welcome to participate. (And it’s free!) Pre-registration is required. Go to our scarecrow contest page for details and to register.  Any questions, call Lisa at 609-620-0722.

Judging will be on Saturday, October 24th at 4:00 during the Ewing Community Center’s Fall Festival of Fun. Judging will be done by our Ewing Arts Commission and own Mayor Steinmann* (schedule permitting). Completed Scarecrows must be dropped off at the Ewing Community Center no later than Friday, October 23rd, by 4:00 in order to be included in the contest. We ask that entries remain at the center until Nov 1st and may be picked up after that date.

Some limited supplies will be available at the Fall Festival to enable last minute registrants to participate in the Scarecrow contest. However, you must register and complete your Scarecrow by 3:30 in order to be displayed for judging at 4:00.

*There are 15 wooden frames for your scarecrows available on a first-come-first-serve basis 6’ tall x 3’ wide if needed. Please check off on registration if you are interested in frame. *

Date: Saturday, October 24th
Time: 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center
Cost: Free
Requirements: Just bring your creativity and willingness to join in the fun!