Annual Scarecrow Harvest Festival Calling for Scarecrow Entries

Released August 20, 2019 02:55 PM


Free Participation for Families, Neighborhoods, and Local Non-Profit Organizations


WHAT:                     14th Annual Scarecrow Harvest

WHEN:                     Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:                   Brooke Street Park; 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009

WEBSITE:                www.alpharetta.ga.us

SOCIAL MEDIA:     www.facebook.com/AlpharettaRecreation



The Scarecrow Harvest Festival returns for its 14th year with a new location in Brooke Street Park, at City Hall on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park location will showcase the scarecrow village featuring new categories of scarecrows designed and built by local families, neighborhoods, and non-profit organizations.


In September, local schools, families, neighborhoods, and businesses design, create and install more than 120 life-sized scarecrows throughout downtown Alpharetta, showcasing the theme of their choice. New awards this year will be presented for the “Best Non-Profit Organization Scarecrow” and the “Best Families/Neighborhood Scarecrow”. Scarecrows designed by accredited Pre-K through fifth-grade school classrooms will compete to win a variety of awards including “Best Constructed”, “Best Personality”, “Best Tech Crow”, and the “SchCOOLest Scarecrow”. Additionally, the scarecrow with the most “Selfie Votes” on the Alpharetta Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Facebook and Instagram will win the “People’s Choice Award”. The 2019 winners will be announced at the Scarecrow Harvest Festival at noon.  


Those interested in creating a scarecrow are invited to complete an application online at http://bit.ly/AlphaScarecrowApp. The application deadline is September 6. For complete details on the 14th Annual Scarecrow Harvest, please visit www.alpharetta.ga.us.


2019 Scarecrow Harvest sponsors include the City of Alpharetta and Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau.