Downtown Scarecrow Contest

A Chillicothe Ross Chamber Managed Program

Participants must register. Space is limited and will be provided on a first come first served basis. Registration may be done at or in person at the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce during regular business hours.

Contest is open to individuals, businesses, organizations and clubs. Entry fee is $10.00 per scarecrow.

Scarecrows may be made from any materials that the contestant chooses. Please keep in mind that the scarecrow will be displayed outdoors during the contest and should be designed to withstand the autumn weather. Scarecrows should be designed to stand upright and will be secured to nearby features (trees, lamp poles, etc) that are approved. Contestants shall provide the materials necessary to display the scarecrow in an upright position (rope, zip-tie, etc). Display location of scarecrows will be determined by the Downtown Associates committee. Downtown business owners will have the first option to place their scarecrow in front of their storefront/location.

All scarecrows should be appropriate for public viewing. No adult, political or excessive “gory” themes. All scarecrows should be in good taste. Any scarecrow deemed distasteful or against these rules will not be accepted in the contest and/or removed from viewing.

Registration begins September 1, 2017 and will continue through October 2, 2017. Scarecrows will be displayed beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017 through Saturday, October 28, 2017. On Saturday, October 28th, all scarecrows will be gathered and placed on a float to be driven through the downtown Halloween parade. If you wish to keep your scarecrow, or any item attached to it, please indicate on the entry form.

Public voting will begin following the setup and will continue through Thursday, October 26, 2017. Voting will take place on the Discover Downtown Chillicothe Facebook page and winners will be announced on Friday, October 27, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to a winner in each category.

Name: _______________________________________ Scarecrow “Name”: ______________________


Address: _____________________________________________________________________________


Phone: _____________________________         Email: ________________________________________


Business/Organization: __________________________________________________________________



[  ] Individual                      [  ] Business                        [  ] Organization/Non-Profit        [  ] Club

[  ] Keep Scarecrow         [  ] Keep item____________________________________


Please mail, fax or email your entry form to: Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce

Mail: 45 E. Main Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601

FAX: (740) 702-2727 Email: