If you are an O’Fallon business, organization, family or individual, enter the Scarecrow-Making Contest for a chance to win $100, $200 or $300 and get noticed for your efforts. As a bonus, it will help decorate the City for O’Fallon’s Fall Fest Street Dance on October 9, and, on October 10, the Fall Fest 5K/10K Run and the O’Fallon Fall Fest.

Creativity is encouraged; the scarecrows can be whimsical, artistic, traditional, lovable or theme-based, such as sports-related or a favorite cartoon character. All scarecrows must be original, not commercially-made, and should be in good taste and not frightening, controversial or inappropriate for family viewing. Applications, rules, deadlines and suggestions for creating a scarecrow can be found at www.ofallon.mo.us/fall-fest.

To enter the contest:

O’Fallon businesses and organizations with a storefront may display their scarecrow in front of their office or store. Scarecrows created by families, individuals and organizations without a storefront can contact ../../CITY%202014/SENT%202014/Tourism/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have scarecrows put on display at assigned locations along Main Street. Scarecrows must remain in place through October 25.

Judging will be held at 8 a.m. on October 6 through noon October 8. Everyone should be sure to vote for their favorite entry on O’Fallon’s Facebook page www.facebook.com@visitofallon">www.facebook.com/visitofallon . Cash prizes will be awarded to the three most popular entries.