Scarecrow Harvest

What:   14th Annual Scarecrow Harvest    

When:  Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10am - 2pm

Where: NEW Location! Brooke Street Park (behind Alpharetta City Hall)

Cost:     Free Admission & Activities; Food & Beverage available for purchase


Stroll through the scarecrow village, dance on the great lawn to the sounds of a live DJ or sit back and relax as you listen to the storyteller at the 14th Annual Scarecrow Harvest Festival. Alpharetta’s popular fall tradition is returning to an all-new location in Brooke Street Park behind City Hall on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This year’s event will offer more activities and entertainment, including the always popular Scarecrow Village, fall crafts, face painting, inflatables, storytelling, a live DJ and more. 

Enjoy a day full of family friendly, interactive activities, including a bubble artist, mini pumpkin decorating, and other fall crafts. New this year, the Scrap Exchange invites patrons to create unique crafts from recyclable materials such as foam, paper, fabric, zippers, buttons, test tubes, and more.

The festival is designed to delight all ages. Food trucks and vendors, beverages and seasonal treats will be available for purchase. 

Scarecrow Info: (see below for application info)
Schools, families, neighborhoods, and local businesses will design and create more than 120 scarecrows, which will be on display throughout Downtown Alpharetta in October. Scarecrows will be eligible to win awards in various categories and the winners will be announced at noon.

For more information email Claire Thurber or 678.297.6019

Thank You to the 2019 Scarecrow Harvest Sponsors!

Corn Field Sponsor:

iSmile Dental 
The Junkluggers
Renewal by Andersen


Pumpkin Patch Sponsor:

LGE Community Credit Union
Providence Bank
Springfree Trampoline


MAKE A SCARECROW - New Categories This Year!

Design and display your scarecrow in front of a building, hiding behind a bush, washing a window or even climbing a tree. The event is absolutely free and only requires your creativity! Scarecrow applications are free and open to accredited schools that offer prek - 5th grade programs, registered homeschool programs, neighborhoods, families, and nonprofit organizations! Fill out an application today! 
(Interested businesses should contact Steph Mold at for information on sponsorships!) 

Scarecrow Application

School Awards:

  1. Prizes will be given to accredited PreK-5 school/home school program classrooms for:
    Best Constructed
    Best Personality
    Best “Tech” Crow (most creative use of technology)
    SchCOOLest (school with the most participating classrooms and student involvement). 

New! Non-Profit Organization Award

  1. Best Overall

    New! Families / Neighborhood Award
    Best Overall

People's Choice Award
Scarecrow with the most Selfie Votes on Alpharetta Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Facebook/Instagram. 
Online only - 9/30 - 10/6 (see rules online)

Sponsors & Partners:

Each City of Alpharetta special event has a main focus, and the non-profit partners who have on-site presence at the event 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, their option would be to become a sponsor of the event.

This goal of this FREE family-friendly event to offer offer fun activities for children in Alpharetta.