Calling all Scarecrows for Morris Arboretum’s 10th Annual Scarecrow Design Contest!

 

 

They’re baaaack!  We’re talking about more than 30 scarecrows in Morris Arboretum’s annual Scarecrow Design Contest.  This year participants may create a scarecrow for the theme:  Halloween Spooky Favorites, which ties perfectly with the new contest end date, October 31.  Anticipated scarecrow creations are witches, ghosts, and skeletons, interspersed with fictional characters such as Edward Scissorhands and Wednesday Addams. Who will you create?

Sign-up by Wednesday, September 27 to ensure your place in the contest.  Entry fee is $35, with a $5 discount for those who register by Monday, September 18.  Another $5 discount is offered for those who re-use their wood frame from years past.  Straw, burlap, twine and frames for those who need them, are all provided.  Details and on-line registration are available at www.bit.ly/MAcrows .

These scarecrows will be on display along Scarecrow Walk at the Oak Allée for more than four weeks, fromSaturday, October 7 through Tuesday October 31.  Now in its tenth year and more popular than ever, Scarecrow Walk is a must see for the fall season.  Visitors of all ages may vote for their favorite scarecrow to determine which will be the winners.  Prizes will be awarded to the top five winning Scarecrow designers.

1st Prize           $150 Cash – Increased from last year!

2nd Prize           $75 Gift Certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum

3rd Prize           $50 Gift Certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum

4th Prize           $35 Gift Certificate toward one Continuing Education Class

5th Prize           $25 Gift Certificate toward one Continuing Education Class

Morris Arboretum is a 92-acre horticultural display garden that features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape.  The official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective 1988, Morris Arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and accredited by the American Association of Museums.  For more information, visit: www.morrisarboretum.org

Photo Credit:  Susan Crane

Photo Caption:  Calling all scarecrows for Morris Arboretum’s 10th annual scarecrow design contest!  This year participants may create a scarecrow for the theme:  Halloween Spooky Favorites, which ties perfectly with the new contest end date, October 31.  Anticipated scarecrow creations are witches, ghosts, and ogres, interspersed with fictional characters such as Edward Scissorhands and Wednesday Addams. Who will you create?  Details and on-line registration are available at www.bit.ly/MAcrows.