Join us in celebration of Harvest Daze & Harvest Nights with our Scarecrow decorating competition.
It’s our first year and it definitely won’t be our last! We’re kicking off the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice with this year’s SCARECROW SHOWDOWN!
All members of the public are invited to enter, along with our businesses along Main & Broad Street. We’ll have voting for the general public submissions AND for your favorite business!
- Fictitious Character
- Kids Only
1st Place: $100 Downtown Bethlehem Gift Card & Gift Basket
2nd Place: $75 Downtown Bethlehem Gift Card & Gift Basket
3rd Place: $50 Downtown Bethlehem Gift Card & Gift Basket
4th Place: $25 Downtown Bethlehem Gift Card & Gift Basket
Scarecrows will adorn Main & Broad Streets starting 9/26. Voters may go online to vote for their favorite starting 9/29 – you will receive a link to the webpage via email prior to this date for you to share with friends and family.
Voting will be in real time from 9/29 through 10/29. Additional votes will continue to be collected through 10/31 at Noon.
The winner will be announced on our Heart of Bethlehem Facebook and Instagram pages.
Post-contest Pick up
Scarecrows will be available for pickup at the completion of this contest on November 1st only. If you wish to pick up your scarecrow, please call between 10/29 and 10/31 for pick up location instructions: 610-739-1775. Any unclaimed Scarecrows will become property of The Downtown Bethlehem Association.
Terms & Conditions
This is a family friendly event. The Downtown Bethlehem Association reserves the right to deny any entry that is offensive, lewd, inappropriate, or demonstrates anything controversial. Further, any Scarecrow that is constructed in poor taste or is deemed offensive will be disqualified. All entries must use the face provided – no exceptions. Scarecrows must also be constructed on the base provided. Refunds for disqualifications based on this criteria will not be issued. All Scarecrows must adhere to the style guide found in the kit, and must be designed to follow the category in which you chose. No blinking lights or anything with motion. Use materials that will withstand the weather, ie. wind & rain. We recommend using plastic bags and newspaper to stuff your Scarecrow. Stuffed hosiery will also work to shape your Scarecrow. Your Scarecrow must be sturdy and materials used to decorate your Scarecrow must be secured onto the base provided. The Downtown Bethlehem Association will not be responsible for any damaged Scarecrow. In the event of vandalism, we will make every attempt to assist in repairs that may be needed, and you will be notified.
Scarecrow Check In
Thursday, 9/23 and Friday, 9/24 from 11am to 6pm, drop off your finished Scarecrow at The 1750 Smithy, located directly across Main Street from Musselman Jewelers, and adjacent to Historic Hotel Bethlehem. For those needing a Saturday drop off time, please call 610-739-1775 to schedule.
Voting begins on September 29th!
Thank you to our premier partners
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74 W. Broad Street, Suite 240
Bethlehem, PA 18018