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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Scarecrows in the Park

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Pelham Parks and Recreation proudly presents Scarecrows in the Park, on display October 23-November 7.  City Park will be filled with Pelham's best scarecrows, and we want to add yours! Entries will be judged and prizes awarded.  Winners will be announced on Facebook and the City of Pelham web page on November 1, 2021.  We encourage individuals, school groups, business and community organizations residing in the City of Pelham to participate.

Applications are available here: /DocumentCenter/View/15207, or at the Pelham Parks and Recreation Center. Application deadline is Wednesday October 20 at 5:00 p.m. Scarecrow space is limited.

Scarecrow set-up is Friday October 22 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Scarecrows will be on display October 23-November 7. Scarecrows will need to be removed no later than November 7 by 8:00 p.m. The City of Pelham reserves the right to remove them from City Park after November 7. 


Scarecrow must be able to stand or sit on its own, tied to a chair or a pole/metal 4 foot stake which the Parks and Recreation staff will pre-secure in the ground. Please bring additional supplies to secure your scarecrow.

Scarecrows should be sturdy enough to withstand normal weather conditions. If stuffed, scarecrow should be firmly packed. Scarecrows and props must fit in a 4x6 foot area. You are welcome to visit your scarecrow and keep it in good presentable condition.

All scarecrows and content must be suitable for children. Have FUN! Create with a theme, crazy attire, facial expressions and remember accessories make all the difference. (no perishable goods) (scarecrows that reflect controversial social, religious or political situations will be taken down)

As part of your display, be sure to make a laminated sign, no larger than 8.5 x 11 with the name/title of your entry. Contact Parks & Recreation if you need your sign laminated.

Pelham Parks & Recreation is not responsible for loss or damage to scarecrows while on display, or during drop-off and pick up.

Pelham Parks & Recreation reserves the right to refuse any entry at its discretion. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your design, you may contact Alicia at or 205-621-4773.

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