Committee looking for Halloween art


The Fayette County Public Art Committee has announced two events for people of all ages this Halloween season.

First is the Second Annual Fayette County Scarecrow Competition. Participants will construct their scarecrows at the County Administration Building, 140 Stonewall Ave. in Fayetteville, Oct. 17-18.

School groups, scouts, church groups, clubs, families and artists can all show their creative flair and build scarecrows in this year’s event. All scarecrows will be on full display in downtown Fayetteville and will be part of the annual Halloween event.  Prizes given to the top entries.

Need the perfect stuffing? The county will provide shredded paper for participants to stuff their small garbage bags for use as stuffing for their scarecrows. This technique is great for withstanding the rain. Participants are asked to bring their own straw, small garbage bags and scarecrow creation supplies.

Each scarecrow must be attached to a five-foot metal pole in the ground which the county government will provide upon entry. Guidelines for the scarecrows can be found at

There is no entry fee and participants must officially enter to participate.

To enter the scarecrow building event, email by Wednesday, Oct. 14, with your contact information and how many scarecrows you plan to build. If you have any questions, call 770-305-5103.

The next event is the Sixth Annual Pumpkin Carving and Sculpting contest held in conjunction with Saville Studios in Peachtree City. Pumpkin designers of all ages can participate in this event held Oct. 25 from 2-4 p.m. at Saville Studios, 401 Dividend Drive in Peachtree City. There is a $10 entry fee and the pumpkin is provided.

All carvers and sculptors must bring their own tools.  Parents are asked to bring age-appropriate tools for young children. The studio will provide paint for those wanting to paint their pumpkins.

If you have any questions regarding the pumpkin event, call 404-729-5196.

All youth photographers are invited to take photographs at both events to be displayed during the award presentations at a Board of Commissioners meeting.