Solvang Eighth Annual Scarecrow Fest

Sunday, October 01, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Solvang Eighth Annual Scarecrow Fest


It's not too early to start thinking about Scarecrows!

Solvang's Eighth Annual Scarecrow Fest & Contest!

October 1- October 30, 2017


Be Creative!

We want the Best Scarecrow in the Valley to be from Solvang!


Contest Details: Scarecrows will be judged by locals, tourists and other merchants.  Ballots will be available at the Solvang Visitors Centers and at select merchants. There will be a map on the back of the Ballot to direct voters to your Scarecrow.  Ballots can be dropped off in designated Ballot Boxes throughout Solvang.

Scarecrows will be judged on October 31st by the public in the following categories:


     Best Scarecrow in Motion

    Best Use of Recycled Materials


     Best Use of Business Theme

     Most Humorous


Last year the Scarecrow Fest reached over 300,000 people on Facebook, received nationwide publicity and brought many visitors to Solvang. Get in the spirit, help make Solvang look festive and give people one more reason to visit our wonderful town.


Best Scarecrow Judging! The Best Solvang Scarecrow will be selected by a panel of judges. Solvang has been divided into 7 areas, including one outside of the Village. There will be a winner in each area, and then the Best Scarecrow will be selected. The Best Scarecrow from Solvang will be entered into a competition with the winners from Buellton and Los Olivos to determine the Valley's Best Scarecrow. The winner will be announced November 15th at a dual mixer with Solvang & Buellton at the Hampton Inn & suites in Buellton and will keep the amazing handcrafted trophy to display in their town until next year!


Valley Wide Rules:


Scarecrows must not impede pedestrian traffic and should complement your store front area.

Scarecrows may be kept inside or outside. You may bring them into your store when you are not open.

Scarecrows should have a positive theme

No ballot stuffing!


Remember These Dates:

Last day to get your scarecrow on the map and ballot - September 15,2017

First day to display Scarecrows - October 1,2017

Ballots distributed and voting starts - October 1,2017

Voting Ends and Scarecrows taken down - November 15,2017


Remember These Dates:


The Scarecrow Fest is designed to bring people to your business!  Don't Miss Out!

It's Easy to Participate!  Early Sign Ups Appreciated!


E-mail the information below to [email protected]


Sign up on the Solvang Chamber of Commerce


Return this form to the Solvang Chamber of Commerce, 

485 Alisal Rd #245

 Solvang 93463


Sign up before September 15th at [email protected]


Call the Chamber of Commerce at 688-0701


Business Name:                                           Contact Name:       


Phone:                                                         E-mail:                                                                      


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