Scarecrow Contest

Artists of all ages are invited to create a scarecrow display using this year’s theme: “Autumn Memories”. Let your imagination be your guide to creating a festive scarecrow display that illustrates your fondest memories of Fall. The scarecrows will amaze and delight festival goers while prominently displayed in the festival’s Scarecrow Alley over the first weekend in October. 

Thanks to 2022 prize sponsor RC Willey.

Event Details

  • Entries must be fully assembled by Saturday, October 1 at 9 am.
  • Entries must remain until 5:30 pm on Sunday, October 2.
  • Scarecrow Alley, Giant Pumpkin Festival, Elk Grove Park (near Jerry Fox Swim Center)


  • Cost: $10 Entry Fee (includes two-day parking pass)
  • Advanced registration is required. Day-of entries are not accepted.
  • Register online or by phone at 916-405-5600
  • Registration closes Friday, September 23


  • Youth Open (individuals 12 and under)
  • Youth Group
  • Teen/Adult Category (groups and individuals ages 13+)


First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each category.

  • First Place $250
  • Second Place $100
  • Third Place $50

People's Choice

A $100 cash award will be presented to the entry which receives the most votes from event attendees.

Best Theme Scarecrow

A $100 cash award will be presented to the entry which most accurately captures the spirit of this year's theme.

Contest Flyer & Guidelines

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