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 2013 “Harvest Cup” for the Best Scarecrow in the Valley…which it WON! (Buellton scarecrows went on to win the Harvest Cup in subsequent years, as well…)

In 2018, 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 2018 Scarecrow Fest Dates:

September 27, 2018 — Last day to get your scarecrow on the map

October 1, 2018 — Ballots distributed and voting begins!

October 16, 2018 — Deadline to select the Best Scarecrow in Buellton, which will then go on to the Harvest Cup competition. (The Buellton winners will be announced October 17 at the Chamber Mixer, at Sideways Inn.) Please leave your scarecrows out for the month of October for the community and visitors to view.

November 14, 2018 — The Valley-Wide Harvest Cup Winner announced at Valley-Wide Chamber Mixer, at the Solvang Festival Theater!

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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