Group/Organization 1st Place
Brownie Troop 64904
Family 1st Place
The Andolina Family
Group/Organization 2nd Place
Hopedale Town Hall
Business 3rd Place
Puff & Fluff Pet Services
Family 3rd Place
The Richards Family
Business 1st Place
PAWS Bed & Biscuit
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 22, 2021.
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 30th noon – 4pm. Winners will be announced by 5pm.
Setup your scarecrows between 3pm on October 28 and Noon on October 30. **Voting starts at Noon on October 30th!
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 7th, no exceptions. (Any left after the 7th 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.
A fun way to advertise your business!
Scarecrows will be on display all week!
Build a traditional scarecrow or be creative!
Feel free to use your entire 4' x 6' space!
You can build your scarecrow using a post...
If you are using a post design, please be sure to use one of these choices!
Or use a prop to hold up your scarecrow like a bike, chair or hay bale!