Buellton Scarecrow Fest


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The Buellton Chamber of Commerce is inviting all Buellton Businesses
to participate in the Valley Wide Scarecrow Fest!

BUelltonHalloweenLogoIn 2013, for the first time ever, the Buellton Chamber of Commerce held a scarecrow contest and the Best Buellton Scarecrow moved on to participate in the “Harvest Cup” for the Best Scarecrow in the Valley…and Buellton’s own “Valley Pets” WON the 2013 Harvest Cup!

In 2016, we are – once again – inviting all Buellton Businesses to participate in this year’s Valley Wide Scarecrow Fest. Scarecrows will be judged by locals, tourists and other merchants, as well as a panel of judges. Ballots will be available at the Buellton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and at participating merchants, and will include a map to direct voters to all of the Buellton scarecrows.

Scarecrows will be judged by the public in the following categories:
Best Use of Natural Materials, Most Humorous, Best Use of Business Theme, and Spookiest.

All Buellton Businesses: The scarecrow rules are simple! Scarecrows must not impede pedestrian traffic, and should only be large or small enough to compliment storefront area. Scarecrows may either be kept inside or outside, and may be brought into your business as necessary (closing time, bad weather, etc.). The scarecrows should all have a positive theme, and most importantly — no ballot stuffing!

Important 2016 Scarecrow Fest Dates:

September 30, 2016 — Last day to get your scarecrow on the map

October 7, 2016 — Ballots distributed and voting begins!

October 30, 2016 — Deadline to select the Best Scarecrow in Buellton, which will then go on to the “Harvest Cup” competition

November 16, 2016 — The Valley-Wide “Harvest Cup” Winner announced at Valley-Wide Chamber Mixer, at Classic Party Rentals in Buellton!

To Participate in Buellton’s Scarecrow Fest:

Please contact Kathy at the Buellton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, via e-mail at kathy@buellton.org; download the participant form here, fill it out, and e-mail it to Kathy (kathy@buellton.org) or fax it to (805) 688-5399; or sign up through the Buellton Chamber’s web site, here.

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