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Dust off your creative hat and join us for Scarecrows on the Farm. Families, friend groups, artists, community groups, businesses/organizations, schools, and individuals register to compete in our first annual build a scarecrow event. Scarecrows will be displayed at Crabtree Farms from October 3rd through October 31st.

Categories of competitors include: public schools, amateurs, creative professionals, non-profit organizations and businesses/organizations.

2020 Key Dates:

  • Registration Deadline: September 20, 2020
  • Scarecrow Drop Off: September 29, 2020, 1 to 6pm
  • Scarecrow Pick Up: November 4, 2020, 10am to 4pm
  • Display Date: October 3 to October 31, 2020 (free public admission)

Prize for Winner of Each Category:

  • 1st Place: $40 Crabtree Farms gift certificate


  • Build a scarecrow that is freestanding, with a base no larger than 3′ by 3′. The scarecrow needs to be easily carried by no more than 2 people and weigh less than 40 lbs.
  • No live plants on your scarecrows. Also, real pumpkins tend to rot quickly.
  • Make your scarecrow as durable and weatherproof as possible. Scarecrows that deteriorate to an unacceptable level during the month will be removed.
  • Entries must be suitable for children/families. The farm has sole discretion in determining if the scarecrow is family friendly and appropriate for display at the farm.
  • The farm will provide signage identifying your organization and the name of your scarecrow.
  • The farm is not responsible for loss or damage of the scarecrows.
  • Voting for scarecrows will occur throughout the month of October. Winners will be notified via email by November 4, 2020.

Link to Sign Up: Scarecrows on the Farm 

Please contact Melissa Astin at [email protected] / 423-493-9155 ext. 10. with any and all questions.