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Scarecrow Showdown

Saturday, October 1st at 12:00 pm - Saturday, October 29th at 5:00 pm

The Scarecrow Showdown is back for another year! Join us in celebration of the harvest season with our Scarecrow decorating competition.

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Scarecrow Showdown

Saturday, October 1st at 12:00 pm Saturday, October 29th at 5:00 pm

Event Overview

The Scarecrow Showdown is back for another year! Join us in celebration of the harvest season with our Scarecrow decorating competition.

Let your creative talents flow and shine in Historic Downtown Bethlehem.  All are invited to enter, along side our businesses on Main & Broad Streets. We’ll have voting for the general public submissions AND for your favorite business!

Scarecrows will be displayed up and down Main & Broad Streets and in The Sun Inn Courtyard.

Categories

  • Open Category (ages 18+)
  • Kids Only
  • Historic Downtown Bethlehem Businesses

Prizes

Winners from each category will receive:

  • 1st Place: $100 Downtown Bethlehem Gift Card & Gift Basket
  • Runner Up: $50 Downtown Bethlehem Gift Card & Gift Basket

Contest timing

Scarecrows will be out on Main & Broad Streets beginning on 10/1 and will be live on our website for voting starting. All contestants will receive a link to vote via email to share with friends and family.

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Winner Announced

The winner will be announced on our Heart of Bethlehem Facebook and Heart of Bethlehem Instagram pages on November 1st!

Post-contest Pick up

Scarecrows will be available for pickup at the completion of this contest from 12PM on 10/31 through 11/1. If you wish to pick up your scarecrow, please call by 10/28 to confirm. We will provide you with the location of your scarecrow – pick up at will. We will provide you with pick-up location instructions. CALL: 484-280-3024.  Any unclaimed Scarecrows will become property of The Downtown Bethlehem Association.

Terms & Conditions

This is a family friendly event. The Downtown Bethlehem Association reserves the right to deny any entry that is offensive, lewd, inappropriate, or demonstrates anything controversial. Further, any Scarecrow that is constructed in poor taste or is deemed offensive will be disqualified. All entries must use the wooden structure provided – no exceptions. Refunds for disqualifications based on this criteria will not be issued.

All Scarecrows must adhere to the style guide found in the kit, and must be designed to follow the category in which you chose.  No blinking lights or anything with motion. Use materials that will withstand the weather, i.e. wind & rain. We recommend using plastic bags and newspaper to stuff your Scarecrow. Stuffed hosiery will also work to shape your Scarecrow.

Your Scarecrow must be sturdy and materials used to decorate your Scarecrow must be secured onto the base provided. The Downtown Bethlehem Association will not be responsible for any damaged Scarecrow or for any items that have been stolen. In the event of vandalism, we will make every attempt to assist in repairs that may be needed.

Event Location

Main and Broad Streets
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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