The Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its second annual scarecrow contest.

Plans have been announced for the Second Annual Scarecrow Crawl on the Magnolia Square, sponsored by the Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

The scarecrow contest is open to all Chamber of Commerce members.

Scarecrows and decor must be as weather resistant as possible, withstanding wind, rain, humidity and heat for multiple weeks.

The use of non-organic materials (artificial greenery, pumpkins, etc.) is encourages.

Scarecrow overall height should be no less than 5 feet, and no more than 7 feet tall.

Each entry must be in place by 8 p.m. Sunday, October 4. Contestants will receive light post locations from the Chamber of Commerce. Scarecrows should be attached to posts using zip ties only. Any other methods used to secure the scarecrow to the post could be automatically disqualified.

Construction of the scarecrow should be completed before it is attached to a light pole. No painting is allowed downtown.

Scarecrows will remain on display until no later than Monday, November 2.

Contestants should monitor their scarecrows throughout the time of display and keep it looking fresh, remove any decaying organic matter, etc. and repair anything as needed.

Scarecrows will be voted on by the public on the Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Winners will be announced on Facebook on Monday, October 12.

Keep scarecrows family friendly. No inappropriate or overly frightening designs. Creepy and spooky are OK, gory and bloody are not. No political, religious, or offensive statements/designs.

Organization/Business name signs and pole assignment will be available after entry form is approved.

CLICK HERE to enter.


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