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:
- Download and submit an application along with a $10 entry fee by Wednesday, September 23; applications are available on the City’s website.
- On September 25, pick up a free straw for stuffing (only) and a square of burlap; entrants must provide all other materials and props for scarecrows.
- Create your scarecrow, which should be weatherproof and ready for setup October 2-4.
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.