7th Annual Scarecrow Competition seeks entries by Sept. 25

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Part of the scarecrow competition from September 2019. File photo.
Part of the scarecrow competition from September 2019. File photo.

The annual Fayette County scarecrow competition is about to get underway. The Parks and Recreation Department is making plans for the 7th Annual Scarecrow Competition. The theme this year will be “Celebrating 200 Years of People, Places and Events.”

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.

Set up dates are Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4–7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, from 4–7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. until noon. 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 based on this year’s theme for their scarecrow and then bring the items needed to build their scarecrow.

The Parks and Recreation Department will provide a metal post to secure the scarecrow. 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. 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 Sept. 25 to have a reserved space.  Come out to join the fun and take your selfies and fall photos with the Scarecrows.

To obtain a copy of the entry form, get details or for any questions, email the Parks and Recreation Department at recreation@fayettecountyga.gov by Friday, Sept. 25.