Published on: November 01, 2023

Every year during Autumn in the Botanic Garden, we showcase Scarecrow submissions made locally by students, artists, families, friends, businesses and organizations. Our guests vote on their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award! This year we had a record 38 scarecrows!  They included scarecrows depicting famous works of art, 1 with sound effects, 2 scarecrow couples getting engaged, and scarecrows made by students from pre-K through high school.  All our scarecrow entries are in the gallery below. 

Drumroll please…🥁⁠

Our 2023 Scarecrow Display Winners are:⁠

🌟People’s Choice: Willow⁠ by Lithic roots team
⁠Honorable Mentions include: Tree of Life by Vicki and Arthur McClaflin and Carole Ashton, Jyter’s Demise by KMS Team, and Crown & Corgi by The Yeats and Albright Families

🌟Best in Show: Mr. BoJingles⁠ by Leslie Brown
Honorable Mentions include: Butterfly Picnic by Kara Joy and Tsula Perry-McKee, The Mona Lisa by Willow Jean Oettel, 7 yrs. , and La Catrina by San Miguel School of Tulsa

🌟 Congratulations and thank you to all who entered! We had an excellent display this year.