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Scarecrow Building Contest

Let’s see if you have what it takes to scare the Chester County crows away!

Contest Categories: 

  • Elementary (Grades K – 5) 

  • Middle School (Grades 6 – 8) 

  • High School (Grades 9 – 12) 

  • Adults, Families, or other mixed age groups. 


  1. If an adult helps with the scarecrow construction, it must be entered under the "groups" category. 

  2. Clothes and straw will be provided; however, additional construction materials, props and accessories may be brought from home. 

  3. No scarecrows may be started after 11:00 am. 

  4. Scarecrows must be completed by 12 noon when the judging begins. 

  5. Scarecrows will be judged on personality, creativity, and quality of construction. 

  6. Each category will be judged on a scale of 1 to 10 points with the highest possible score being 30 points. 

  7. Winners will be announced at 4:00 pm with ribbons awarded at that time. 

  8. Scarecrows must be removed from the fairgrounds by 5:30 pm on Sunday otherwise they will be donated to the Fair Auction. 

Earlier Event: October 5
STEM Challenge
Later Event: October 5
State Baking Contest