Call For Entries!
15th Annual Scarecrow Contest, $1000 Judge’s Award
NORTH CONWAY, NH: Settlers’ Green Outlet Village in North Conway, NH is calling for scarecrow entries from schools, non-profit organizations, gardeners, businesses and individuals to compete in the 15th Annual Scarecrow Contest. Winners will be announced during settlers’ green shopping center’s annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2011
Celebrating 15 years of fall foliage fun, the shopping center is upping the prize package to include a $1,000 Judge’s Award, in addition to the hundreds of dollars in other awards. In all, $3,500 in prize money will be awarded to the best entries in several divisions and age categories. The theme for this year’s contest is “There’s No Business Like Crow Business!” Scarecrow entries are encouraged to be bigger than life, unusually creative and totally homemade. The contest is open to everyone and there is no entry fee. This is a great opportunity for clubs, businesses, social groups, schools and daycares to have fun creating a representative scarecrow AND win some money for their organization!
All scarecrows must be handmade by the person(s) entering the contest and must be standing up and at least life sized – larger than life is ok too! All scarecrows will be on display for three weeks and must be weather resistant. It is very important that scarecrows be affixed to a post no larger than a “two by four,” approximately 6 feet tall, and ready for display. Settlers’ Green Outlet Village will provide free posts for anyone in need and for ideas and photos of previous year’s scarecrow winners go to settlers’ green. The web site also has the entry form and rules, or you can stop by the management offices for a copy or call us at 356-7031 and we will send you one.
Entry forms must be completed and returned to the management office by email, fax to 356-9098, or dropped off no later than September 26 andall scarecrows must be ready and installed no later than 4 pm Friday, October 1. The sooner you enter, the better your scarecrow “location” will be. Scarecrows will be placed around the shopping center in areas where they receive at least partial coverage from the weather, but all scarecrows should be ready for whatever mother nature provides!
The Fall Festival on October 1 will not only feature the scarecrows, but also free music concert with local legend Tom Dean, a pumpkin pie contest, pumpkin carving demonstration and display, free horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin sale and while supplies last, free cider and horse drawn wagon rides. To receive an entry form for the contest or to find out more about Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, please call 356-7031, ext. 10 or on line at settlers’ green.
Settlers’ Green Outlet Village in North Conway, NH is a village designed, outlet center in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. With over 60 brand name outlet stores including Banana Republic, J. Crew, Talbots, Coach, American Eagle Outfitters and Chico’s, the center features a seasonal food court, beautifully landscaped courtyard, children’s play area and spray-ground.