Create a Scarecrow
Display dates: Thursday, October 1st through Thursday, October 29th.
Register by: September 10th
Open to: Local businesses, organizations, schools, as well as residents (new this year)
Participation in the Scavenger Hunt is free and open to all – residents, businesses, organizations, schools, and civic groups. Just create your own Scarecrow and display it in your front yard, at your business, hiding behind a bush, leaning against a lamp post, or wherever your imagination dictates. In order to decrease the amount of interplay between residents and promote social distancing, we ask that residents display their scarecrows in their front yard. If this doesn’t work for you please contact the Green Team. We may be able to suggest an alternate site for you. Scarecrows can be spooky, business themed, patriotic, whatever you want; all creative imaginations welcome. Don’t forget that the Green Team will be awarding a special prize for the scarecrow that we vote to have made the best use of recycled /upcycled materials. Be sure to indicate that you are competing in this category on the your entry form (below).
Green Team Prize scarecrow entries 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.
We want to encourage community spirit. Have fun! You also need to name your creation and display it clearly, so visitors see the name. (Feeling challenged creating your own Scarecrow? See our Scarecrow Building Tips for help. Or contact Lisa Feldman at 609-620-0722.)
The Hunt Details
People are going to follow clues to locate each of the Scarecrows, note its name on the ballot form, and then vote for their favorite All-Around Town Scarecrow. Ballots will be available online and we are working out where participants will obtain paper ballots depending upon the coronavirus situation. Your Scarecrow should be on display from October 1st until October 29rd. The All-Around Town Scavenger Hunt People’s Choice Scarecrows will be announced on Saturday, October 31st at approximately 4 pm via a publicly available Zoom meeting and posted on our Facebook page. Register using the form below. Questions? Contact Lisa Feldman at 609-620-0722.
Your registration includes:
- The ability for visitors to vote for your Scarecrow!
- Your Scarecrow will be featured on our Website and our Social Media – all participant entries will be featured on our website (once the People’s Choices are announced)!