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Scarecrow Showdown 2021

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We’re kicking off the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice with our annual SCARECROW SHOWDOWN! Join us for this epic Scarecrow decorating competition.

All members of the public are invited to enter, along with our businesses along Main & Broad Street. We’ll have voting for the general public submissions AND for your favorite business!

Pick up your Scarecrow Kit:
After purchasing your kit online (link will be provided 9/1), pick your kit up Monday through Thursday 9-4PM, or Friday 9-12PM by 9/17, at the Bethlehem Chamber Office, 74 W. Broad ST. Bethlehem, PA 18018, SUITE 240. You will receive your Scarecrow number at this time.

Check in your Scarecrow:
Drop off your Scarecrow anytime from 9/20 through 9/24, from 9AM to 4PM. If you need to drop off after hours, you may do so, just be sure your number is prominently displayed on the Scarecrow and text a picture of your Scarecrow, and your assigned number to 610-739-1775. Drop off address is also at the Bethlehem Chamber Office, 74 W. Broad ST. Bethlehem, PA 18018, SUITE 240.

Contest timing:
Scarecrows will be out on Main & Broad Streets and will be live on our website for voting starting 10/1. All contestants will receive a link to vote via email to share with friends and family.

Voting will be in real time from 10/1 through 10/29. Additional votes will continue to be collected through 10/31.

Winner Announced:
The winner will be announced on our Heart of Bethlehem Facebook and Instagram pages on 11/1.

Post-contest Pick up:
Scarecrows will be available for pickup at the completion of this contest from 12PM on 10/31 through 11/1. If you wish to pick up your scarecrow, please call by 10/28 to confirm. We will provide you with the location of your scarecrow – pick up at will. We will provide you with pick-up location instructions. CALL: 610-739-1775. Any unclaimed Scarecrows will become property of The Downtown Bethlehem Association.

Terms & Conditions:
This is a family friendly event. The Downtown Bethlehem Association reserves the right to deny any entry that is offensive, lewd, inappropriate, or demonstrates anything controversial. Further, any Scarecrow that is constructed in poor taste or is deemed offensive will be disqualified. All entries must use the wooden structure provided – no exceptions. Refunds for disqualifications based on this criteria will not be issued.
All Scarecrows must adhere to the style guide found in the kit, and must be designed to follow the category in which you chose. This year, you may create your own face on the head provided. No blinking lights or anything with motion. Use materials that will withstand the weather, ie. wind & rain. We recommend using plastic bags and newspaper to stuff your Scarecrow. Stuffed hosiery will also work to shape your Scarecrow.
Your Scarecrow must be sturdy and materials used to decorate your Scarecrow must be secured onto the base provided. The Downtown Bethlehem Association will not be responsible for any damaged Scarecrow or for any items that have been stolen. In the event of vandalism, we will make every attempt to assist in repairs that may be needed.


October 29
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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