Published on: August 09, 2023



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 21-October 31 during our Autumn In the Botanic Garden festivities!



Registration Opens: Monday, August 7, 2023

Registration Closes: Sunday, September 10, 2023

Scarecrow Installation: 30min windows, Fri. 9/15, Sat. 9/16, & Mon. 9/18

On-Display: September 21 – October 31

Voting Closes: End of day Tuesday, October 31

Winners Announced: November 1

Pick-Up: 30min windows, November 2-5


$30 per scarecrow. Includes set-up assistance and removal assistance.


People’s Choice Award will be determined by votes from visitors to the Garden – $100 prize and free entry for 2024.

Best in Show will also receive a $100 prize and free entry for 2024.


Your entry must be able to live outdoors for the 5-week run of Autumn in the Garden. Please keep Oklahoma weather in mind when designing and engineering your scarecrow. Attach everything very firmly and avoid using materials and items that may blow away easily. Please, do not use hot glue to adhere décor to your scarecrow.

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 entry.

Garden staff will determine placement and installation of each scarecrow. Signage will be provided that will list your name (or group or business name) along with your scarecrow’s title. If staff deems your scarecrow to be unfit to withstand the outdoors, we reserve the right to remove your scarecrow.

MATERIALS TO AVOID: perishable goods, glass, appliances, commercial costumes, paper, cardboard, rubber or plastic masks, and hot glue.

Questions and concerns regarding any special considerations can be directed to Kat Payne at