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16th Annual Scarecrow Contest

Contest is open to any group, business, family or individual regardless of age. 1 entry per group, individual, or family. All Entry forms must be received by Thursday, September 29, 2022.


  1. Entries may be set up beginning at 8:00am on Friday, September 30, and must be in place by Monday, October 3, at 8:00am.


  1. All scarecrows must remain on display outdoors October 3 through October 31, and therefore are required to be able to withstand the elements. Scarecrows may be picked up any time after October 31.


  1. Entrants are responsible for transporting, installing and maintaining their scarecrow display. Note: All entries must be no taller than 8 ft. high. Each entry must be prepared to sit or stand on its own prop. No props will be provided. All scarecrows must be named using a sign no larger than 11 x17.


  1. If you choose a downtown location instead of your business front, you will receive a map of where your scarecrow is to be placed when you return your entry form to the Cherokee Chamber at 201 W Main Street.


  1. Entries will be judged on originality, design, creativity and durability. People’s Choice award will be chosen through a Facebook contest.


  1. Tiki torches and gas-powered generators are not allowed.


  1. The Cherokee Chamber and/or the City of Cherokee are not responsible for any loss or damage.


  1. When designing your scarecrow, please keep in mind that this is a neutral family event. No political, religious, or controversial scarecrows with be accepted for display. The Cherokee Chamber reserves the right to remove any Scarecrow they deem inappropriate.


Oct 03 - 31 2022


All Day