2019 Community Scarecrow Contest

For the first year, the Kendall Family Farm Adventures (KFFA) will host a Community Scarecrow Contest. The contest is open to businesses, clubs, organizations, families, and individuals (all ages). Get into the Halloween spirit and bring your imaginative idea to life! There is no cost to participate in this friendly competition. KFFA will supply each entry with one straw bale; participants will need to supply the rest of their materials for their scarecrow. Winners will be named by a popular vote made online and through social media.


How to Participate:

  • Register as a business, individual/family, NPO/organization using the links above by October 1 (Original deadline extended!)

  • Coordinate your pick up time to get your straw bale from KFFA 

  • Pick your theme and make your scarecrow!

Get Votes!

  • Display your scarecrow at your business (or find a sponsoring business if NPO or individual) with high traffic from September 3 – October 4, 2019. Kendall Adventures will provide you with signage and instructions to vote for your scarecrow.

  • Share your scarecrow picture from KFFA pages on social media and get the most likes! One like = one vote! 

  • Bring your scarecrow to display at KFFA between October 4 - October 6 to keep getting votes!

  • Incorporate your own promotional signs with your display!


The scarecrow with the most votes in each category will win a $50 gift card. Each winning scarecrow will be sold in a silent auction with the proceeds to benefit our Give Back to the Community Fundraiser recipient. 



  • Entries must be registered by August 31, 2019.

  • Entries must be installed at KFFA on October 6, 2019. Participants are responsible for transporting scarecrows to KFFA. 

  • KFFA will post a photo of each entry on their Facebook and Instagram profiles. Contestants will need to share THIS PHOTO from the KFFA page for the likes to be considered as votes. Other photos with likes will NOT be considered as votes.  

  • Entries except for the winner of both categories will be disposed of if not picked up by October 27, 2019.

  • Winners of both categories will receive a $50 prize and their scarecrows will be silent auctioned off. The money from the silent auction will benefit the KFFA Give Back Winner.

  • Entries should not be larger than a 3’ x 5’ area.

  • Scarecrows must be self-standing and wind-resistant as possible. KFFA is not responsible for your scarecrow while on display, they will remain outside during the duration of the display.

  • Scarecrows should be named, with a short description, your group’s or business’ name

  • Electricity will not be available. Do not include live plant material, mulch, Tiki torches, flammable objects, or gas/electric powered generators with your scarecrow.

  • Scarecrows must be family-friendly. KFFA reserves the right to refuse any scarecrow if deemed inappropriate.

Ideas & Tips (from Purdue NW)

  • Scotchgard works to protect clothes against mildew.

  • Stuffing can be made from many materials. Plastic bags & bubble wrap work well. Newspaper is not suggested.

  • Scarecrows are outdoors and exposed to the elements for a full month. Please avoid water-soluble glues and paints.

  • Use weather-resistant material like nylon & polyester.

  • Ideas for the head: stuffed pillowcase, gourd, milk jug, ball, or wood.

  • Ideas for hair: shredded plastic, dried moss, old mop, yarn.

  • Scarecrows stay outside so make sure everything is secure. Sewing works best, but large safety pins or staples will work.

  • A great resource: Scarecrows: Making Harvest Figures and Other Yard Folks by Felder Rushing.

Kendall Family Farm Adventures 

9717 E. 600 N. Greentown, Indiana

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