Arts committee hosts 6th annual scarecrow competition


The Fayette County Public Arts Committee is making plans for the 6th Annual Scarecrow Competition.

Participants will be able to design and create a Scarecrow for the competition.  Scarecrows will be constructed at Heritage Park at the County Administration Complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue in Fayetteville.  The dates for set-up are Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, October 6, from noon to 4 p.m.  There is no entry fee to participate in this event.

The competition is open to everyone – individuals, families, friends, school or church groups, scouts, businesses or organizations.  Participants will need to come up with a design or theme for their Scarecrow and then bring the items needed to build their Scarecrow.

The Arts Committee will provide a metal post to secure the Scarecrow and shredded paper for participants to stuff their Scarecrow.  Participants should bring small plastic bags to use with the stuffing.  Participants are responsible for supplying all other materials for their Scarecrows as well as a method for attaching the Scarecrow to the metal post.

Scarecrows will be on display at Heritage Park through the month of October.  Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.

Let your imagination run wild, however, all Scarecrow designs must be family friendly.

There is no entry fee, however, participants must officially enter by September 27 to have a reserved space.  Come out to join the fun and take your selfies and fall photos with the Scarecrows!

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To submit forms, get more details or for any questions, email the Public Arts Committee at fcpac@fayettecountyga.govby Friday, September 27.