Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Scarecrow Walk and Design Contest

8th Annual Scarecrow Walk & Design Contest!

This year's theme: Famous Art & Artists

Come see more than 30 scarecrows on display along the Oak Allee and vote for your favorite!

Unleash your creativity!

You are invited to participate in the eighth annual Scarecrow Design Contest! This year participants may create a scarecrow for the theme: Famous Art & Artists . All entries will be on display on the Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum from Saturday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 25th. Frame, straw, burlap and twine are provided, the rest is up to you! Space is limited to 30 Scarecrows. This popular contest fills quickly, get your entry in early!

Registration Deadline & Fees

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 24th
Scarecrow Delivery Date (delivered to Morris Arboretum):
Tuesday, September 29th and Wednesday, September 30th
Entry Fee: $30
Early-bird fee (before September 11th): $25

Prizes

1st Prize: $125 Cash
2nd Prize: $75 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
3rd Prize: $50 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
4th Prize: $35 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class
5th Prize: $25 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class

Register Online Now!


or Download the entry form

Straw MUST be the primary material used to construct your scarecrow. All scarecrows will be displayed outdoors for 24 days, so design materials must be as weatherproof as possible. The Arboretum reserves the right to remove any scarecrow that has deteriorated to an unacceptable level during that period. Scarecrows must be designed as family friendly, or they will not be accepted for display. All scarecrows will be returned to their creators on October 25 and 26. After this date, any remaining scarecrows will be disposed of. The Arboretum will provide signage identifying participant name/organization and the name of each scarecrow. The Arboretum will determine the location of all scarecrows and install them. Please do not include any signage or flyers with your scarecrow. The Morris Arboretum reserves the right to use photographs, contact names, and scarecrow names for publicity purposes.


See the Entries at the Scarecrow Walk! October 3 - 25, 2015

Come visit and vote for your favorite, voting begins on Fall Festival Weekend, October 3 & 4, 2015.

Check out our preview video and get excited for this year's creative entries!

And The Winners Are...

The votes have been tallied and the results are in!
The winners of the Morris Arboretum 2014 Scarecrow Contest are:


  • 1st prize:
    Scarecrow Joe

    Created by Julia Morris

  • 2nd prize:
    Wicked Witch of the Wissahickon

    Created by Wissahickon Cyclery

  • 3rd prize:
    Princess Anna from 'Frozen'

    Created by The Brusca Family

  • 4th prize:
    Scar from 'Lion King'

    Created by Jocelyn Bowman

  • 5th prize:
    Spiderman

    Created by The Lampe Family


Prizes

1st Prize: $125 Cash
2nd Prize: $75 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
3rd Prize: $50 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
4th Prize: $35 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class
5th Prize: $25 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class


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