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Scarecrow Contest

Create a scarecrow to display at the Arboretum!

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Scarecrow Contest
Scarecrow Contest

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2023, 7:00 PM – 7:05 PM

northland arboretum , 14250 Conservation Dr, Baxter, MN 56425, USA


About the event

Create a scarecrow to display at the Arboretum. Enter the contest for a chance to win great prizes! The deadline to submit is September 25th, Deadline to set up display is September 30th. 

Pre-registration is required. 

Free for Member and Business Members 

$25 for Non-members

$50 Non-member businesses 


To participate: entrants must submit completed registration forms by Monday, September 25th, and have their scarecrows on display by Saturday, September 30th. Your Scarecrow must be set up at the area chosen by the Northland Arboretum and t-poles will

be put up for your use.

  • This contest is free for members and for business members.
  • The fee to enter is $25 for non-members and $50 for non-business members.
  • Maximum height of 6 feet.
  • All scarecrows must be built from scratch by the entrant (no commercial creations allowed).
  • Creativity and originality – judges will be looking for scarecrows with that little bit extra, it may be the materials used, the way the scarecrow has been made, how the scarecrow is displayed or simply a fantastic idea that catches the judges' eye.
  • You can use any materials you would like to build your scarecrow, there are no restrictions – with just one exception: pre-molded or commercially available face masks ARE NOT permitted.
  • All scarecrows must be made and displayed in good taste. Any entrant designing their scarecrow to cause deliberate offense will be disqualified.
  • They must also be secured in a manner that they will not blow away and will not otherwise be a danger to cause injury to anyone.
  • They will be on display until Wednesday, November 1st, and must be removed by Saturday, November 4th.

The Northland Arboretum Competition Committee will not be held responsible for any damage to third-party property caused by the creation or insecurity of scarecrows. Owners are held solely responsible for the safety and security of their scarecrow(s).


1. Only scarecrows registered in time will be considered by the judges.

2. The committee will select judges.


1. The scarecrow committee judges' interpretation of these rules (and any decisions made by them) are final and will not be challenged!

2. The rules are subject to change at any time (without notice).

3. By entering the scarecrow in competition, you confirm that you accept these rules.


Judging will take place Friday, October 13th. Winners will be posted on Monday, October 16th, on the Northland Arboretum website.

1. Most Creative

2. Scariest

3. Funniest


  • Scarecrow Contest - Member

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  • Scarecrow Contest - Non-member

    +$0.63 service fee
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  • Scarecrow- Non-member Business

    +$1.25 service fee
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