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Scarecrow Glen

Now's your chance - take the coveted First Place Ribbon in our 2024 Straw Poll!

A highlight of the annual Legends & Lanterns® festival (Main Street’s unique celebration of Halloween history), Scarecrow Glen allows visitors to go “hay”-wire as the meandering path around the iconic Main Street Gazebo is filled with dozens of figures. During the sixth annual scarecrow contest, entries will compete for bragging rights and a grand prize as guests vote for their favorite in our “straw” poll.

Who can submit a scarecrow?

Anyone! Whether you are a business, organization, restaurant, theatre group, school, or just an individual who likes to be creative, we encourage anyone who is interested to submit.

Perks of submitting a scarecrow: The entries in Scarecrow Glen are always a favorite social media photo op for the over 30,000 festival goers that visit Legends & Lanterns®. Have fun, get great FREE publicity for your organization, and flex your creative muscle (all at the same time!)

Design guidelines:

  • Whether whimsical, traditional, or avant garde, the look of your scarecrow is only limited to your imagination. Go simple or create a whole scene, recreate your favorite historical figure or movie character, or have your scarecrow reflect the theme of your organization. The sky’s the limit!
  • The individual/entity creating the scarecrow is responsible for gathering all materials needed.
  • Scarecrows will be on display outside from Friday, October 11th through Wednesday, October 30th.
  • Scarecrows need to be built to withstand the elements.


  • Please fill out the entry form below by October 4th
  • Delivery: Friday, October 11th     
  • Pick-Up: Friday, November 1st

If you have any questions, please email Elizabeth Phelps

Count me/us in!

We will create a sign for your entry along with a QR Code for our "Straw Poll" - please let us know who to credit on the signage. I.E. Smiths Mercantile OR John Doe

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