august, 2019

20aug(aug 20)12:00 pm26oct(oct 26)12:00 pmDowntown Scarecrow Contest


Event Details




Participants must register. Space is limited and will be provided on a “first come, first-serve” basis. Registration may be done at or in person at the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce during regular business hours.

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 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 and will continue through October 3, 2019. Scarecrows will be displayed beginning the week of Septemer 30th (No later than Friday, October 4th) through Saturday, October 26, 2019. On Saturday, October 26th, winning scarecrows will be gathered and placed on a float to be driven through the downtown Halloween parade. If you wish to keep your scarecrow, or any item attached to it, please indicate on the entry form.


Public voting will begin following the setup and will continue through Thursday, October 24, 2019. Voting will take place on the Discover Downtown Chillicothe Facebook page and winners will be announced on Friday, October 25, 2019. Prizes will be awarded to a winner in each category.


August 20 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm - October 26 (Saturday) 12:00 pm


Downtown Chillicothe

2nd Street


Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commercewbennett@chillicotheohio.comWendi Bennett 45 E. Main Street

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