Scarecrow Contest

There are many ways, and reasons to say "Thank You" and this year, more than ever, we have many reasons to share our gratitude. We would like to invite artists of all ages to create a Scarecrow display using the this year's theme: "A Pumpkin Full of Thank You!" In honor of our hometown heroes. The scarecrows will amaze and delight festival goers while prominently displayed in the festival’s Scarecrow Alley on October 2 and 3. 

Event Details

  • Date: October 2 and 3
  • Time: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Location: Elk Grove Park (near Jerry Fox Swim Center)


  • Cost: $10 Entry Fee (includes one parking pass good for both days)
  • Register Online (Advanced registration required)
  • Registration Deadline: September 24


  • Youth Open (individuals 12 and under)
  • Youth Group
  • Teen/ Adult Category (groups and individuals ages 13+)

Prize Money

  • First Place $250
  • Second Place $100
  • Third Place $50

People's Choice

A $100 cash award will be presented to the entry which receives the most votes from event attendees.

Best Theme Scarecrow

A $100 cash award will be presented to the entry which most accurately captures the spirit of this year's theme.

Flier & Information Packet

Sponsorship Available

  • Call 916-405-5303