Show your creativity and have some fall fun by decorating a scarecrow for the annual contest. We’re excited to have several new ways to win this year, with a total of more than $800 in prizes!

Scarecrows must be entered at the registration booth between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 21.  No advance registration is required.  View full contest rules and scarecrow specifications here.img_5076

Judging will take place at 10:00 a.m., with winners announced at 12:00 p.m.

All scarecrows will be auctioned off at 2:30 p.m.  Entrants in the Preschool through 5th Grade category can choose to keep their scarecrows.  All others will be auctioned.

Age Category Winners
Three winners are chosen in each category with a total of $600 in cash prizes.

Preschool through
5th Grade

6th through 12th Grade


$50 for 1st

$80 for 1st

$150 for 1st

$40 for 2nd

$60 for 2nd

$100 for 2nd

$30 for 3rd

$40 for 3rd

$80 for 3rd

Best of Show
A Best of Show winner is awarded to one entry from all categories, including Friendship & Service Club member entries.

People’s Choice Award
Festival goers can vote for their favorite scarecrow from 10am through 11:30am.  The scarecrow receiving the most votes will receive $25 in Akron Chamber Bucks.