Show off your fall spirit and creativity by making a scarecrow!


Scarecrow Contest at the Family Fall Festival

  • Friday, September 29, 2023, 7:00 PM - Sunday, October 1@ 1:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is accepting registrations now for a Scarecrow Contest to be held during the Agriculture Society of Oswego County's Family Fall Festival, taking place at the Oswego County Fairgrounds, Sandy Creek. Show off your fall spirit and creativity by participating in one of these five categories:

  • Individual Youth (12 years of age and younger)
  • Individual Youth (13-18 years of age)
  • More than one Youth (any ages)
  • Family
  • Adult Group/Club or Business

Scarecrow entries are to be setup on Friday, September 29, 2023 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. All entries will be on display for the duration of the festival. 

Scarecrows will be judged on Originality, Workmanship, and General Appearance. Awards will be announced at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 1st.

Entrants who wish to keep their scarecrows and props must claim them between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 1st. Any scarecrows not picked up will be recycled.


  1. All entries must be family friendly, entirely original, and the sole work of the entrant.
  2. Scarecrows must be at least 4 feet tall, but not taller than 7 feet and will be displayed outdoors in a grassy area.
  3. Participants will set up their scarecrow and must supply the pole, chair, base or other items that will support and anchor their scarecrow. All construction materials are the responsibility of the contestants. 

Pre-registration is requested before Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

The Agriculture Society of Oswego County and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.



Linda Brosch
4-H Team Coordinator
315-963-7286 ext. 400


Oswego County Fairgrounds
291 Ellisburg Street
Sandy Creek, NY 13145

Last updated September 1, 2023