Scarecrow Contest

Presented by The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce

Scarecrow Contest brought to you by Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce

OCT 1st — OCT 31st

The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is very excited to promote our Third Annual Scarecrow Contest! Our towns are well known for attracting fans of Halloween, including a Zombie Crawl, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ghost Tours, High Heel Contests, and dozens of incredibly decorated homes and businesses. Other contests in the area attract thousands of visitors.


Get Started Now!

The Sooner You Start, The Better Chance Of Being The Winner!

It’s Free To Participate

The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce is very excited to announce we will be holding the scarecrow contest again! COVID-19 cannot cancel this annual event!  The Chamber will help promote your scarecrow (and your business!) by sharing your photo on our social media posts, press releases, an ad in the Herald, an online gallery, and a voting poll.


Gather your ideas and materials.

Need some inspiration? Here’s a few ideas to get you started!

Basic: Use some old clothes and a fun t-shirt. Stuff it with hay and call it a day!

Step It Up: Come up with a theme that matches your business. Waiter Scarecrow for your restaurant, or wrap it up with gauze to make a mummy day-at-the-spa scarecrow. You get the idea…

Advanced: Team up with your neighbors, create a theme, and encourage your patrons to visit each location to take a photo of all of your scarecrows.

Register Your Scarecrow Online

Once your Scarecrow comes to life, take a photo in front of your business, and register your scarecrow (see below). Again, it’s FREE to participate.

Promote Your Creation! Share, Post, Make It Go Viral!

Encourage others to participate so we have an army of scarecrows to really make this a blast! The more we have, the more visitors we’ll attract to come to your shops and businesses. The Chamber will be advertising the contest via press releases, social media, and print advertising.

Be A Winner!

From October 1st thru October 31st, the Scarecrow Contest will gather votes to select contest winners. A prize (and a year’s worth of bragging rights) will be awarded to the best scarecrow.

This Year's Content Applicants

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Register Your Scarecrow Here

Scarecrow Contest
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The Delaware River Towns Scarecrow Contest is FREE to participate. If you are currently a member, we request that you select your listing from below. If you are not a member, please consider signing up today. We have several options available to best fit your needs. Once you register as a member, your listing will automatically be available as an option below. Otherwise, please check "My business is not listed yet" to enter your Scarecrow location by address.



Yes! We're Open!

Many essential businesses in our towns remain open.  Other businesses have found a way to operate by offering digital content, online shopping, or gift cards