Scarecrow Fest

October 14th, 10AM-5PM, $1 admission Fee, Food/games/vendors/music

Scarecrow Guidelines & Entry Information

FREE to enter!

Scarecrow Contest Category Descriptions

1.       Clubs, Schools, Not-for-profits: Whether your organization is for adults or young people, school, fraternal group, sports team or any other not-for-profit cause, this category lets designers use any materials to create a scarecrow display of any theme, be it traditional or whimsical. * Display must be FREE-STANDING!

2. Family: Open to individual families with children 12 years of age & younger. Made of any material and with minimal assistance   from age 13+ family members. Display must be FREE-STANDING!

3. Business: Open to businesses. Display may reflect & promote business, may be traditionally or whimsically themed, and constructed of any materials, Display must be FREE-STANDING!

CASH PRIZE for first place in categories one and two


Contest Rules

Each category has a limited number of entries, so that the Scarecrow Creations can be laid out with the respect each one deserves – with attention given to the visual appeal of the display AND public safety. If your category of choice is filled upon receipt of your application – you will be contact IMMEDIATELY and provided the opportunity to change categories – so long as space allows. Each application will be reviewed for appropriateness message and you will be contacted if any question regarding your selected theme arises.

* Scarecrows reflecting controversial, social, religious or political opinions or statements will not be accepted. Finnigan Farms reserves the right to remove any scarecrow it deems offensive or inappropriate.

Entries will be reviewed for appropriateness following set-up and SHOULD a display be found to be offensive, controversial, political, etc., creator will be asked to either change its message or remove the display. Finnigan Farms reserves the right to remove any such displays not in keeping with these rules.


 All entries will receive a 4’ wide x 6’ deep space. NO EXCEPTIONS!

 NO hand-outs at your contest display! Flyers are only given out at sponsor or vendor booths.

All entries are to be displayed Saturday. Any Scarecrow NOT removed by 8 pm Sunday will be discarded.

 One entry per category per person, family, business or organization. Entries in multiple categories are permitted.

 All Entries may include multiple scarecrows (or whimsical characters), as well as props & decor to reflect the theme of your display.


 Scarecrow(s) for display may reflect a special theme and/or promote a not-for-profit organization, event or business.

 Scarecrows must be in good taste & constructed to withstand the weather.

 Signage may be displayed to identify or promote your business, event or organization. Please use weatherproof signs!


 Scarecrow entries/designs must be NEW each year.

 Finnigan Farms reserves the right to change the category if the scarecrow does not meet the criteria of submitted category.

 No items such as tiki torches or gas-powered generators allowed.

 All categories may display lights (powered by batteries only).

Check-in and Set-up

 Check-in location is Finnigan farms Arena & Stable, 2 Pleasant Grove Road, Fordland, MO. All entries will be assigned a location, based on design layout

 Set-up is Friday, Oct. 13th from 1-8pm ONLY. Set-up details will be emailed in late September.

 A sign is provided for voting purposes (e.g.: Family Category F-10) at your assigned display location.

Tear Down

 Tear down is Sunday, Oct. 15th from 5pm-8pm! Any remaining scarecrows as of 8pm Sunday night will be discarded.

How to Enter

Mail or email the information below by September 30 , 2017 (Contact Kim at the email below if you'd like a form emailed to you.)


Business/Organization/Family Name:                                                                                                                       

If a business, are you a sponsor?

 Contact Name: Phone:                                                                                        

Email Address:                                                                                                                                        (to send receipt notification & check-in information)


ENTRY SIZES: All categories – NO EXCEPTIONS – will receive a 4’ WIDE X 6’ DEEP SPACE


IMPORTANT: For voting purposes & accuracy, please provide a name for your entry on this application or email it by Sept 30, 2017!


Category: Name of scarecrow:                                                                                                                                    


By signing this entry form, I hereby agree to the contest rules as listed on this application. I release/hold harmless Finnigan Farms Arena & Stable, its employee officers & agents from any & all claims for loss, damage or injury incurred by Scarecrow Contest participation.


Signature: Date: 



Finnigan Farms Arena and Stable

PO Box 977

Ozark, MO 65721

Attn: Scarecrow Contest



We are looking for 10 sponsors. Cost $50. You may hang a business banner in the arena and your name and logo will be displayed on all printed materials and on Finnigan Farms website/Facebook page. Money will be used for prizes in Family, Club, School, and Not-for-Profit Category.

 Vendors- Come and join us! Fee $25.

Call Kim: 417-449-5354




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