Scarecrow Contest

3rd Annual Farmingville Historical Society Scarecrow Contest

What is the Scarecrow Contest?

Anyone – families, businesses, students, teachers, community residents- can enter a scarecrow into the contest. This year scarecrows will be inspired by The Wizard of Oz. Details are below. Our community will cast their votes for their favorite scarecrow. The winning scarecrow will receive a community prize.

How do you enter the scarecrow contest?

You can register online for the contest – there is no entry fee. You must register by October 20, 2022. You can register more than one scarecrow if you choose.

Where and when do the scarecrows get displayed?

The scarecrows must be handed over to the Farmingville Historical Society anytime between October 1, through October 20, 2022. We will coordinate meeting you at the Historical Schoolhouse so you can hand over your scarecrow. The Farmingville Historical Society will hang your scarecrow for display. All scarecrows will be displayed by October 20th before the voting begins. Scarecrows will be displayed on a metal stake. Ensure that your scarecrow can endure the outdoor weather.

What should my scarecrow look like?

Your scarecrow should be inspired by the Wizard of Oz – see the details below. It must NOT display any derogatory words, symbols, or nudity. It can display business, family, team, or group names. The Board Members of the Farmingville Historical Society will review all scarecrows before they are displayed to ensure they are in compliance.

Where will the scarecrows be displayed?

All scarecrows will be displayed on the front lawn of the 1823 Elijah Terry House and 1850 Bald Hill Schoolhouse for everyone to see.

What are the contest dates?

  • Register online by October 20, 2022 latest!
  • Scarecrows will be set up for display from October 1 – October 20.
  • Online voting will take place from October 20 – October 30. Votes will be cast on our website during these dates.
  • The winner will be announced and presented with their prize on October 31, 2022.

What is the winning prize?

The prize is made up of several donations from our local community – food and service gift cards, and a basket of chocolate and candy. The prize is designed to support our local community.