Published on: September 13, 2022


Show your creativity in Tulsa Botanic Garden’s annual scarecrow show! Registration is open to anyone. It is a perfect activity to do as a group OR as an individual. The sky is the limit as far as what you can do. Think BIG, think small, think old, young, human and non-human, traditional and original. Use your IMAGINATION and HAVE FUN!

Great for businesses, schools, scouts and other youth organizations, families, artists, ….anyone!

Scarecrows will be on display September 22-October 30 during our Autumn In the Botanic Garden festivities!


Registration OPENS Aug. 15
Registration due: Monday, Sept. 12, 2022
Scarecrow drop-off: By appointment on September 16th, 17th, or 19th
Scarecrows on display: Sept. 22-Oct. 30

MAX SIZE 4 × 5ft

Your entry must be able to live outdoors for the 5 week run of Autumn in the Botanic Garden. Please keep Oklahoma weather in mind when designing and engineering (STEM!) your scarecrow. Attach everything firmly, and avoid using materials and items that may blow away easily or be ruined by rain.

The Garden will handle the placement and installation of your scarecrow. Each entry will be zip-tied to a T-post coming out of a hay bale (T-post and hay bale are provided). Signage will be provided that will list your name (or group or business name) along with your scarecrow’s title.

We ask that your scarecrow be family-friendly. People from all walks of life and of all ages visit the Garden, and we want everyone to have a pleasant experience. Please use your best judgement, and keep political and religious messaging out of your scarecrow entry.

Click Here for the Registration Form!


$15 per entry


“People’s Choice” and “Best in Show” – Each award includes $100 prize, your choice of a free individual membership OR free entry for a group for 1 day, and free entry for next year.