Saturday, October 12, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Olde Town Arvada

Join the excitement at our annual Festival of Scarecrows, and enter your scarecrow in the contest to win prizes!


This is your opportunity to create your very own scarecrow and enter this fun contest. Businesses, schools, churches, organizations, and individuals are invited to enter. Entries must be received by October 9 to be on the map.


The contest is sponsored by Historic Olde Town Arvada.


Scarecrow entry fee is $20 for businesses, $15 for individuals, $10 for schools and non-profit organizations.   


Winners will receive a Gift Card for *1st Place, *2nd Place, and *3rd Place.  Voting will take place the day of the event and the public will vote on their favorite entries.

Scarecrow Contest Entry Form

Thanks for submitting! Your scarecrow entry has been received.

Dos & Don’ts

  • Festival of Scarecrows is a family-friendly show and reserves the right not to display an entry that is deemed offensive, controversial, inappropriate, religious, political, or poorly constructed and may remove entries based on guest complaints or damage.

  • No materials may be placed on the ground under or around your scarecrow or block the sidewalk. 

  • Your scarecrow must be sturdy in order to qualify for displaying and judging. During the time that your entry is on display, you may make any necessary repairs to keep your scarecrow looking its very best. 



  • A strong idea is key. Sometimes the best entries are the simplest, yet most recognizable.

  • Craftsmanship can make or break the overall look of a project.

  • Stuff your straw into pantyhose to keep it in one place!