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Scarecrows in the Garden


 Scarecrow Pageant Festival
Oct 12th 2024 10 - 3

Fun Activities​, Hay Rides, Bake Table, Cake Walk, Food,

Kid Crafts, Photo Ops with a Scarecrow, Games, Raffles,

Plant Sale, Face Painting, Vendors

See how to enter the Scarecrow Contest below.


Its FREE to enter


Children and Youth Groups

Adults and Families

Business and Organizations

Scarecrows must be constructed to withstand the elements and be appropriate for family viewing. ​
Drop off scarecrows Sept 28th through Oct 6
Have your name and phone number firmly attached to the back of your scarecrow.
Scarecrows will remain on display until Festival Day Oct 14th ​ The public will vote and prizes will be awarded.



Building a scarecrow is fairly simple. You will need a frame, clothes, stuffing and accessories. 

​YouTube has some videos,  a Google search will bring up several instructional sites and there are tons of ideas on Pinterest

Need some inspiration? 

Think about a scarecrow that represents your Club, Business or Organization, or a scarecrow inspired by your favorite movie, book, singer, or hobby. 


Frames: 2x4's, pvc pipe, tomato cages, old broom handles or something similar. 

Stuffing: Hay, straw, styrofoam, fiber fill, plastic grocery bags, bubble wrap, pool noodles. Newspaper is not a good choice as rains will make it lose its shape and become very heavy. 

Heads: Buckets, milk jugs, plant pots, stuffed pillow cases or fabric

2022 Scarecrow Pageant Winners

Family and Friends

1st Jim and Nora Riley (The Scarecrow)

2nd Tracey Fedor and Jan Tinsman (Wizard)

3rd Gail Grey (Forest Gump)

4th Doug and Rosemary Ivie (Scared Crow)

5th Sally (Joker)

6th Toni Bressadola (The witch is in)


1st Sam, Rylee, Josie (Fisherman)

2nd Lucas (Francis Spigot)

Honorable Mentions

Aubrey (Billy)

Lorilei (Artist)


1st Live Oak Garden Club (Head over Heals)

2nd Suwannee River Regional Library (Librarian)

Cassidy Health and Wellness, Hearing Life, Lake City Friendship Club, Suwannee Valley Electric

Thank you to all our volunteers, scarecrow entrants, and visitors for making our festival a huge success!

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