Scarecrow Events

Scarecrow Clue Sheet/Ballot Form

Scarecrows are coming… so be on the lookout!

The EGT is delighted to announce a new and improved annual Scarecrow Event this year.  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 forces 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.

All-Around Town Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt

36 Businesses, schools, organizations and civic groups will be creating and hosting these mysterious visitors. Follow the clues to track them down.  Finding the scarecrows will earn you varying chances to be entered into the drawing to win $200! Vote for your favorite and the People’s Choice business or organization will win a $100 donation to a charity of their choice.

The All-Around Town Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt begins on Saturday, September 28th and ends on Wednesday, October 23rd, giving you plenty of time to hunt them all down.  Contest rules and ballots with fun and challenging clues can be found at the links below.  Paper ballots will also be available at the Ewing Community and Senior Center (ESCC) at 999 Lower Ferry Road, the Hollowbrook Community Center at 320 Hollowbrook Drive and the Municipal Clerk’s Office on the upper level of the municipal building at 2 Jake Garzio Drive.  Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 26th during the Ewing Recreation Department’s Annual Trunk-or-Treat festivities.

Annual Scarecrow Contest

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.   These Scarecrows must be made of at least 80% recycled materials. They will be on display at the Community Center and always highlight the incredible juxtaposition of artistic creativity and recycling smarts by our participants.  Following judgement by our Trunk or Treat visitors, the People’s Choice will be awarded $200 and the runner up $100.  To learn more and to register, go to:

Fall Festival

It will all come together at Ewing’s Fall Festival  which 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!

About Tim and Jennifer

Tim Hoh has been writing and performing music for over 20 years and now he’s sharing his fun, upbeat style with the next generation! Tim’s high-energy acoustic performances bring a sense of excitement to both children and adults. Tim performs regularly at Mercer County area libraries, schools, birthday parties, and community events.  Find Tim at:

Jennifer Ann Hoh is a first grade teacher at Lore Elementary School.  She is the author and illustrator of several children’s books, including the popular Brat Cat series!  Jennifer enjoys teaching children’s workshops and assemblies that show the process of writing and illustrating stories.  Learn more about Jennifer at:

This event runs from 1-4:00 pm at the ESCC.

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.

Special Thanks

We send special thanks to the folks at Sims Metal Management for their financial support of the prizes for this event.