Scarecrow Harvest

16th Annual Scarecrow Harvest    


2021 Marks the 16th Year of Alpharetta’s Scarecrows    

Downtown Alpharetta

Scarecrow Patch Displays will be open from October 5 – November 1


One of Alpharetta’s favorite fall traditions is back and the application window is officially open! This is a time when the streets and green spaces of downtown Alpharetta come alive with colorful and creative life-size scarecrows.  Residents and visitors of Alpharetta look forward to seeing the downtown streets decorated with these scarecrows made by local students and teachers, businesses and families and organizations. This sight brings a smile to anyone driving or walking around Alpharetta each year!


Application Process:

We are once again inviting all local schools (accredited Pre-K – 5th grade only), families, neighborhoods, businesses, non-profit organizations and places of worship to join us this year by making a scarecrow for Alpharetta! Help spread cheer this year and complete our easy, online application today!


School Application 


Community Application 


Application deadline is Sept. 9
Pre-assigned locations will be provided to each applicant, and scarecrow installations will be from Sept 28 – Oct 5. Spots throughout downtown are assigned on a first come, first served basis.



People’s Choice Award voting will be from Oct 6 – 13 on our Facebook page @AlpharettaRecreation.  More details to come!


From October 5 – November 1, all scarecrows will be on display in “Scarecrow Patches” around downtown Alpharetta!  Self-guided walking tour maps will be available online once all scarecrows are installed. All patches are within a square mile and can be done in one walk or broken up in to a few strolls around the city; either way we encourage you to see them all!


Questions? Email Becca Raymond



Sponsors & Partners:

Each City of Alpharetta special event or activity has a main focus, and the non-profit partners who participate with the event or activity will have a mission that aligns with the main focus of the City of Alpharetta special event. For example, if the event’s main focus is music, all partners’ mission and focus will be related to music. If an organization does not fit the main focus of the event, but wants to have onsite presence at the event/activity, their option would be to become a sponsor of the event/activity.

The goal of this FREE family-friendly event is to offer offer fun activities for children and families in Alpharetta.