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9th Annual Scarecrow Harvest

The 9th Annual Scarecrow Harvest is a time when our community comes alive with whimsical scarecrows. Accredited K-5 Schools create approximately 100 scarecrows each year. 

In addition to the students, we invite businesses, non-profit organizations, neighborhoods, families and individuals to make scarecrows. Anyone is welcome to design a scarecrow personality and join in on the fun!

MAKE A SCARECROW out of whatever materials, design and display in front of a building, hiding behind a bush, washing a window, or even climbing a tree. The event is absolutely free and only needs your creativity!

All you need to do is complete a simple application and we will add you to the Scarecrow Locator List on the City website for all to see.

SCARECROW HARVEST EVENT on Sat, October 4 from 10am - 2pm is a thank-you event to the students and community for creating scarecrows. FREE family merriment includes groovy country music with High Cotton, games of crow-cornhole, hay rides to the log cabin, quirky face painting, historical demos, artsy activities, stimulating story-telling, and engaging inflatables.

At 12pm, SCARECROW AWARDS and prizes will be given to Accredited K-5 Schools classrooms for Most Creative, Best Constructed, Best Personality, “Go Green” Crow and SchCOOLEST (school with the most participating classrooms) Scarecrows.

Barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs and more from Smokejack, A Southern Grill, and fall treats such as caramel apples will be offered.

In conjunction with the event, purchase fresh produce at the Alpharetta Farmers Market by ABA (Alpharetta Business Association).  After the daytime festivities, make plans to return to downtown to dance on the streets with the scarecrows.  ABA will continue the downtown festivities into the evening with “Brew Moon Fest” a street dance, brew and shenanigans!  

Celebrating farmers and Alpharetta’s rich agricultural history from 11am to 2pm tour the Future Farmers of American Log Cabin by the Alpharetta Historical Society, “plant-a-posy” and old timey demonstrations.

The scarecrow creations begin walking our streets Monday, September 29 and will hang-out around town until end of October. SCARECROW HARVEST street party will occur on Saturday, October 4 from 10am - 2pm.

Accredited K-5 Schools will DISPLAY SCARECROWS along Highway 9 / Main Street. Businesses, non-profit organizations, home schoolers, scouts, neighborhoods, families and individuals display scarecrows on Academy Street / Milton Avenue or your location.  Follow guidelines for participation on each application, and we will add you to the Scarecrow Locator List.

SCARECROW HARVEST Saturday celebration will be on Milton Avenue in Downtown Alpharetta.

To celebrate community and the arrival of fall!

For more information contact Caitlin Lawrence -

Scarecrow Locator Listing

2013 Scarecrow Winners

Thank You to the 2014 Scarecrow Harvest Sponsors!
*Sponsors have generously donated either a cash prize or class party to the winning classrooms for each scarecrow category. We appreciate your kindness and gifts to the students!

Classroom Award donations provided by:

Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau
Alpharetta Farmers Market
Bagel Boys
Chick-fil-A Windward
Jilly’s Cupcakery
JRM Management Services
Kona Ice
Oak Grove Academy
Health Care REIT, Inc.
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Last Years Winners


 The 2013 Winners for each category are as follows:


Most Creative Winner
Hunter – Palumbo/Conley - 3rd grade – Summit Hill Elem. 

Best Personality Winner
The Wheels on the Bus - Mrs. Ellis - Kindergarten, Birmingham Falls Elementary 

Best Constructed Winner
A-scare-crownaut, Ms. Terrell - 4th grade, Summit Hill

Scare”Go Green” Winner
Recycled Dragon, Ms. Watola, 3rd grade, Cogburn Woods Elementary 



Most Creative Runner Up
Willy Wonka, Mrs. Lott – 1st grade – Alpharetta Elem

Best Personality Runner Up
Wild Things in Mrs. Waldrums Class – Mrs.Waldrum – 3rd grade - Cogburn Woods 

Best Constructed Runner Up
All Wound Up, Kindergarten, Ms. Cloud, Summit Hill Elementary 

Scare”Go Green” Runner Up
Redo II – Mrs. Summers, 3rd grade, Alpharetta Elementary      

Most Creative-Honorable Mention

Coffee & Donut-Mr Kimbrel-4th Grade-Cogburn Woods

Best Personality-Honorable Mention

Scaredy Squirrel Survives
1st Grade- Ms. Pettus- Sweet Apple

Best Constructed- Honorable Mention

Lego Man, Mrs Starling-Pre K- Kings Ridge Christian Academy

Scare "Go Green"- Honorable Mention

McCarthy's Minions- Ms. McCarthy- 3rd Grade- Alpharetta Elementary


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