august, 2021

augFeaturedDiscover Downtown Chillicothe Presents: The Annual Scarecrow Contest


Event Details

Participants must register.  Space is limited and will be provided on a “first come, first served” basis.  To register contact Wendi at or stop by the Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce, 45 E. Main St., to pick up a registration form.  Return completed registration form and payment to the Chamber office; there is an after-hours drop box at the front for your convenience.

Contest is open to individuals, businesses, organizations, and clubs.  Entry fee is $10.00 per scarecrow.

Scarecrows may be made from any materials that the contestant chooses.  Please keep in mind that the scarecrow will be displayed outdoors during the contest and should be designed to withstand the autumn weather.  Scarecrows should be designed to stand upright and will be secured to nearby features (trees, lamp poles, etc) that are approved.

Contestants shall provide the materials necessary to display the scarecrow in an upright position (rope, zip-tie, etc). Display location of scarecrows will be determined by the Downtown Associates committee. Downtown business owners will have the first option to place their scarecrow in front of their storefront/location.

All scarecrows should be appropriate for public viewing. No adult, political or excessive “gory” themes. All scarecrows should be in good taste. Any scarecrow deemed distasteful or against these rules will not be accepted in the contest and/or removed from viewing.

Registration begins Friday, August 20, 2021, and will continue through Friday, October 1, 2021.  Scarecrows will be displayed beginning the week of September 27, (but no later than Friday, October 1) through Saturday, October 30, 2021.

Public voting will begin following the setup and will continue through Thursday, October 28, 2021.  Voting will take place on the Discover Downtown Chillicothe Facebook page and winners will be announed on Friday, October 29, 2021.  Prizes will be awarded to a winner in each of the following categories:  Individual, Business, Organization/Non-Profit, & Club.

If you wish to keep your scarecrow, or any item attached to it, please indicate on the entry form.




Month Long Event (august)

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