Scarecrow Harvest

18th Annual Scarecrow Harvest     


2023 Marks the 18th Year of Alpharetta’s Scarecrows    

Location: Downtown Alpharetta

Scarecrow Patch Displays will be open from September 28 – October 30


This year Alpharetta is host to a RECORD BREAKING number of community scarecrows! The downtown area will overflow with more than 150 scarecrows from local schools & classrooms, non-profits, neighborhoods, families, and local businesses!


The scarecrow application process is simple, open to everyone, and only requires creativity! Any family-friendly design is welcome and scarecrow placement will be determined by the City of Alpharetta. Those interested in creating a scarecrow are invited to complete an application online. The application deadline is Friday, September 8th.

Scarecrow Application

Community and School Scarecrow Rules & Guidelines

2023 Scarecrows Harvest - Walking Tour Map

Self-guided tours of the scarecrow “patches” are encouraged and detailed maps will be available online once the scarecrow patches are open! 



For fun, all scarecrows are eligible for this year’s Scarecrow Community Competition. Scarecrows will be judged the week of October 9th based on the following categories:


  • Most Scary Crow

  • Most Recycled Crow

  • Most Creative Crow

  • Most Humorous Crow

  • Coolest School Crow

Winners will be announced at Boo Bash on Saturday, October 21st. Enjoy FREE kids activities, food, crafts, games, and music, and find out if your Scarecrow is a WINNER! Award announcements begin at 6.30 pm. Boo Bash takes place at The Grove located behind Alpharetta Community Center from 5:00-8:00 pm.


Questions? Email Claire Thurber at



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.