Scarecrow Festival


The Crows are Coming!

Our annual Scarecrow Display begins the first Saturday in October when the SCARECROWS return to the square. Families and businesses compete for pride and prizes as the courthouse lawn is lined with amazing examples of talent and creativity. Judges select winners from two categories, but the public gets to decide the winner of the coveted People’s Choice Award. The Scarecrow Contest entries remain on display the entire month of October. The contest entry fee is $5 and the first place winners in both the Family and Business categories take home $100 and a trophy…and bragging rights!  

The Scarecrow Festival is also held on the first Saturday of October with the much-anticipated scarecrow display as a backdrop for this free family festival.  From 12 noon to 3 pm, visitors can enjoy old-fashioned fun including games, crafts, food, music, a costume contest, and the always exciting pumpkin pie eating contest. Plus the winners of the Scarecrow Contest are announced during the festival. It’s a great way to enjoy a fall afternoon in the heart of Downtown Danville!  This event is free and open to all ages.

Scarecrow Contest Rules & Entry Form 2014