Scarecrows in the Garden

Scarecrows In the Garden
October 5 - November 12, 2017

Think outside the overalls! Get in the spirit of fall by participating in a Garden tradition. This is your chance to display your creativity in the 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, old-school and new-school. Use your IMAGINATION!

Rally your friends, family, students, co-workers and comrades and join us in a Garden tradition. 


Registration Due: Friday, September 22
Scarecrow Drop-off: Sunday, October 1 and Monday, October 2, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Scarecrow Pick-up: By appointment after November 12.

Entry fee: $15 for non-profits, schools, scouts; $20 for families or individuals; $25 for businesses


  • Your scarecrow will be outdoors, exposed to the sometimes harsh conditions of Oklahoma weather, for over a month. There will be wind and rain. Please keep these elements in mind as you design and build your scarecrow, and make sure that all accoutrements and accessories are appropriately adhered to your creation.

  • Your scarecrow will be viewed by all ages. so please, keep it appropriate. Let's not get political or religious. Anything deemed in poor taste by Garden staff will not be accepted, and we reserve the right to refuse/remove scarecrows not suitable for display. Business logos should not be prominently used, and handout, giveaways or other promotional materials are not allowed.

  • 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. 

  • Awards: People's Choice Award will be determined by votes from visitors to the Garden (voting will be open during all business hours for the duration of the display). Judges' Award will include a first place prize of $100 and a second place prize of $50. 

  Download a flyer and registration form here. (pdf file)