Entries to be accepted for the fourth annual Scarecrow Contest hosted by Noblesville Main Street starting September 25, 2017. The contest is open to all ages, individuals, families, clubs, groups and businesses. There is no cost to enter. Entry forms are available online and at all Noblesville Main Street events, including the Farmers Market.
“This feature in our downtown has really drawn interest from the public since starting in 2014,” said Chris Owens, CEO of Noblesville Main Street. “We are pleased at the early interest and look forward to the creativity from our community that will be displayed around the courthouse square the entire month of October.”
DEADLINE: Scarecrow entries must be dropped off at Noblesville Main Street, 839 Conner Street, no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 28. Winners will be announced on Facebook after the First Friday Fall Festival event on October 6. Entries will be displayed on downtown Noblesville light poles from September 29 - October 31. Scarecrows will be discarded after they are removed from the light poles on November 1.
CONSTRUCTION: Scarecrows must be durable and able to stand up to sun, wind and rain. Use care in choosing your materials. Fake straw is recommended. All decorations must be firmly attached to your scarecrow. Minimum height is 4 feet, maximum height is 6 feet. Each scarecrow must have a vertical wood support for the body. All scarecrows will be displayed vertically on the light poles. Noblesville Main Street will furnish a basic frame, which can be picked up at the Noblesville Main Street office, Monday – Thursday between 12:00-4:00 p.m. starting September 25
PRIZES: First place prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Adult (15 & over), Youth (14 & under), Business, Most Hipstoric, Best Community Pride and People’s Choice ($1 = 1 vote at the Fall Festival on October 6).