Individuals, groups or businesses are welcome to participate by building a scarecrow. Send in your application & payment to the FOHH then get to work on brainstorming your scarecrow display. The non-refundable registration fee must accompany your application.
No applications will be accepted after October 16, 2020.
Scarecrow displays will be numbered for voting purposes. Numbers will be assigned as we receive applications. Exterior walkways (lining the sidewalks) are the most visible to traffic (good for businesses who want to be seen!) We expect these to go quickly. Voting will take place on Saturday, October 31st noon – 5pm. (We’ll switch to online voting if necessary due to any Covid restrictions that may be in place at the time, watch for updates!)
Setup your scarecrows between noon on October 23 and 6pm on October 30. **NO SETUP ON OCT 31st
Each space will be 6 feet wide by 4 feet deep. You must stay within your space, no spilling out onto walkways. If there is a tree, sign or other structure within your space you may incorporate it into your design BUT you may not drill/nail into them or use tape/adhesive. Only zip ties, bungees, cords or rope – nothing that will damage it. **Businesses will be allowed 1 sign (provided by you) to display near your scarecrow no larger than 18”x24” (standard lawn sign).
No political or inappropriate displays will be allowed. Any deemed so by the committee will be asked to change or remove. Displays should be family friendly and constructed to withstand the weather for the week. Displays must be removed on November 1st, no exceptions. (Any left after the 1st will be discarded).
IF you are using a post in your design please use one of the following: green metal fence stakes (available at Lowes or Home Depot for around $5), wooden fence/garden stakes (available at most garden centers) or something like rebar. Nothing bigger than 3" wide. We do not want to wreck the Community House lawn with a bunch of huge holes!
If you don't want to use a post in your design because you're planning a sitting scarecrow (in a chair, on a hay bale or some other prop) that's ok too!
Hopedale Community House, 43 Hope St., Hopedale, MA.
Interior lawn walkways: $10 Exterior along sidewalk : $25
Please make checks payable to “Friends of Historic Hopedale” and mail application form and check to: Friends of Historic Hopedale, PO Box 302, Hopedale, MA 01747 Applications must be mailed to the above PO Box. We are not responsible for applications mailed to the wrong address or dropped off in other locations.
3 Categories: 1.Family/Individual 2.Organization/Group 3.Business
There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribbon in each category.