Scarecrow Show

Everyone is invited to participate in Monona’s inaugural “Scarecrow Show”. Design a scarecrow or scarecrow scene depicting anything you can dream up, frightening or fun . . . the use of bright colors and unique materials is encouraged. The more people that participate, the more fun this contest will be! Individuals, families, businesses and organizations are encouraged to enter.

All entries will receive 1 pumpkin, a hay bail and 1 Scarecrow Show sign. A story of the scarecrow display and display title, along with your Scarecrow Show sign are required at each display. You can register for multiple scarecrow kits for multiple scarecrow entries or to make a scarecrow scene to be entered into the best scene category.  

Entries will be displayed on your personal lawn, business property, or in Winnequah Park October 24 – October 31. Entries will be judged on originality, quality, and design. All entries must be received by 12:00 pm on Friday, October 16 to be entered into the contest. Supply pick-up will be held in the Dream Park Parking Lot on Saturday, October 17.

Your work will be displayed outdoors so please use sturdy materials. Scarecrows must be durable and able to stand up to Wisconsin’s October weather, including sun, wind, and rain. Use care in choosing your materials.

The public will judge the scarecrows and vote online.

Categories include Best Business display, Best residential display, Best Scene, Best Scarecrow Story and People's Choice. Each entry can win only one category. Winners will be contacted directly and announced on the Monona Parks & Recreation Facebook page.

Event Host

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Event Sponsor

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Event Host


The rules are simple

  1. Be creative.
  2. Think outside the box.
  3. One scarecow or a big display 
  4. Have FUN
  5. Keep it clean 
  6. Your display must be visible from the street.
  7. Must be hand made, not purchased, rented or borrowed

Thank you so much for your cooperation to make this a safe and fun community event!