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1st Annual Scarecrow Contest!

October 14, 2022 @ 12:00 am - October 15, 2022 @ 11:30 pm

1st Annual Scarecrow Contest

October 14th-15th

Celebrate our 70th anniversary at our fall family festival!

Please note the following changes to this weekend’s schedule:

Our scarecrow contest has moved to White Columns instead of the town house corners campus. Scarecrows can be set up on the covered front porch because of the expected rain. Participants should have scarecrows displayed by 2pm.

Kennebunkport Historical Society Scarecrow Contest FAQs

The Kennebunkport Historical Society invites you to participate in the first annual scarecrow contest.

What is the Scarecrow Contest?

Anyone – families, businesses, students, teachers, community residents- can enter a scarecrow into the contest. This year scarecrows will be inspired by Historic Kennebunkport. Our community will cast their votes for their favorite scarecrow. Details are below.


How do you enter the scarecrow contest?

You can register online for the contest. The entry fee is $25 to enter 1 scarecrow (or scene). You must register by September 30, 2022. You can register more than one scarecrow if you choose. The Scarecrow contest helps to support the Kennebunkport Historical Society, a non-profit, member-supported organization. Click HERE to sign up.

Where and when do the scarecrows get displayed?

The scarecrows must be delivered to the Kennebunkport Historical Society “Town House Corners Campus” 125/135 North Street, anytime between October 3 through October 13, 2022. The Kennebunkport Historical Society will provide you with your numbered scarecrow display space. All scarecrows will be installed and displayed by October 13th before the voting begins. Ensure that your scarecrow can endure the outdoor weather. All entrants must remove their scarecrow by October 31, 2022.


What should my scarecrow look like?

Your scarecrow should be inspired by historic Kennebunkport. Imagine sea captains, sailors, boat builders, fishermen, lobstermen, farmers, carpenters, store clerks, shoemakers, teachers, blacksmiths, innkeepers, tavern owners, bakers, quilters, ministers and more.

Entries may choose to include multiple scarecrows (or whimsical characters), as well as props and decor to reflect the theme of your display.

It must NOT display any derogatory words, symbols, or nudity. No politics! It can display business, family, team, or group names. The Board Members of the Historical Society will review all scarecrows before they are displayed to ensure compliance.

Electricity will not be provided for displays and flammable objects are not allowed.


Where will the scarecrows be displayed?

All scarecrows will be displayed on the front lawn and pathway of the Town House School on 135 North Street for everyone to see. It is a feature of the Heritage Weekend Event.


What are the contest dates?

• Register online by September 30, 2022

• Scarecrows will be set up for display from October 14 – October 31.

• Voting will take place on site October 14-16 as well as on our website during these dates.

• The grand prize winner will be announced on Monday, October 17 on our Website, Social Media, and in local newspapers.


Voters will be asked to judge the Scarecrow displays by the following criteria:

• Creativity/Originality

• Technical Aspects

Please direct any questions to:

Kristin Haight



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October 14, 2022 @ 12:00 am
October 15, 2022 @ 11:30 pm
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Town House School
135 North Street
Kennebunkport, 04046 United States
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