Scarecrow Contest

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Contact: Kelly McAloon
Call: (770) 310 – 0429

11th Annual Scarecrow Contest 2023

Begins: Monday, October 2nd at 12 PM (NOON)
Ends: Friday, October 13th at 10 PM

Snellville Scarecrow Contest

Calling all business owners, schools, churches, and ·residents to join in the fun! Great advertising for business, too! Entrance fee is $20.

How will this work? You create a scarecrow and put it on display outside your business, school, church, home or club. We’ll make sure that there is a map of all locations. where Scarecrows are on display for voting. Patrons will be encouraged to visit your location and vote on who has the BEST SCARECROW in Snellville.

Contest is available to everyone in Snellville. 

To ensure that your scarecrow is on the map, the deadline to receive the registration form
is September 15, 2023.

Voting will run online from Monday, October 2nd at 12 PM (NOON) and run through Friday, Oct. 13th at 10 PM. You will bring your scarecrow to the Snellville FALL FESTIVAL on the Towne Green on October 14 for display. Contest winners will be announced at 3:45 p.m. during the Fall Festival and then your scarecrows will be auctioned out to the highest bidder with bids starting at $10.00. Scarecrows need to be able to stand on their own; delivery is to be made to the designated spot left of the stage on the Towne Green on Saturday, October 14 by 10:00 a.m. Please include a 3 x 5 card clearly marked with the scarecrow’s name, your name, and business information.

The winning scarecrows (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place) will be presented a trophy and cash prizes

(1st-$100, 2nd- $75 and 3rd- $50) and also receive recognition in our Winter Snellville Spirit Magazine,, and our Facebook page. The winning scarecrow will be judged on creativity, and overall presentation. BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN! 

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Southeast Gwinnett Food Co-op.

Your money will go to a worthy cause!

Any questions can be sent to or call Kelly McAloon at 770-310-0429.

Scarecrow Contest Rules and Tips

The scarecrow contest will start on Friday, October 7th at 12 PM (NOON) and run through Friday, Oct. 21st at 10 PM. You will be able to vote online during this time period.

Scarecrows need to stand on their own or be self-supported. Attach a 3 x 5 index card clearly marked with the scarecrow’s name, assigned contest number, and name of the business. Cover in plastic in the event we have some rainy days.

On the day of the Fall Festival, we ask that you bring your scarecrow to the Snellville Towne Green by 10:00 a.m. and put it in front of the hay bales to the left of the stage. People who attend the Fall Festival can continue to vote for your scarecrow from 12 – 3:00 p.m. at the information booth via a paper vote.

On September 30th, the scarecrow maps will be available on our website and at Snellville City Hall. Each scarecrow will be assigned a number and will be listed on our website. Encourage everyone you know to go to to register their vote for your scarecrow that will start on Friday, October 7th at 12:00 p.m.

Voting can be done online daily, but remember; only one IP address can vote per day. If you are in an office and work off one server with one IP address, that one IP address can only vote once a day, even if several computers are hooked up to the one server. The way to get around the office voting is to ask everyone to vote from their own cell phones or vote when they get home. We have had some very creative and competitive voting in the past.

You may want to encourage your friends to take a selfie with your scarecrow and post on Facebook using the assigned hashtag that your scarecrow will be assigned. They too will be eligible for some great door prizes to be given away at the Fall Festival on October 15th that will include gift cards to local restaurants.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR SCARECROW UP AND READY THE WEEK OF September 23rd, AS WE NEED TO GET PICTURES OF ALL THE SCARECROWS DURING THE WEEK TO MAKE SURE OUR WEBMASTER CAN GET THE CONTEST SET-UP ON-LINE READY FOR VOTING ON OCT 7th. Be sure to have the name of your scarecrow, your assigned number and hashtag, and your business name written on a card and attach to your scarecrow.

This is a great way to get some extra marketing for your business.

Have fun with the Scarecrow Contest and may the best scarecrow win!

Any questions, please email Kelly McAloon or call 770-310-0429.


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