When: During the Fall Garden Festival
Where: New Orleans Botanical Garden
Admission: free to participate
The New Orleans Botanical Garden invites individuals, families, businesses, civic organizations, and schools to create a one of a kind scarecrow for our scarecrow trail. The scarecrow trail kicks off during our Fall Garden Festival, October 5 and 6, 2019.
Your creation should fall into one of these three categories: traditional, funny, or scary. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be picked out of those categories. We will have Best of Show for the overall competition. $100.00 CASH prize for “Best of Show” adult category and “Best School” for school category. Scarecrows should be appropriate for family viewing.
The scarecrow will be on display from October 5th through October 31st. They will be judged on October 5th during the 2019 Fall Garden Festival
October 3rd from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and October 4th 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Contact Dov at (504)483-9470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a different set up date or for further information.
Download registration and contest rules below.
2018 Scarecrow Trail Awards
Best in Show – The Haunted Tree of City Park, River Ridge Garden Club
1st Place Traditional – Garden Angel, Fleur de Lis Garden Club
2nd Place Traditional – Out to Lunch, Aurora Plantation Gardeners
3rd Place Traditional – Poison Ivy, Cathy and Mike Vidos
1st Place Scariest – What Came First: The Doctor or The Plague?, The Holy Ground Misfits
2nd Place Scariest – Corn Stalker, Terrytown Garden Club
3rd Place Scariest – Bone Digger, Metairie Ridge Garden Club
1st Place Funniest – Crowing Old at PACE, PACE Greater New Orleans
2nd Place Funniest – Naturalist Groot, Louisiana Master Naturalist of Greater New Orleans
3rd Place Funniest – NOLA Tricentennial Crow, Lake Terrace Garden Club
School and Family Category
Best in Show – Pablo Picass-crow, Mount Carmel Academy
1st Place Traditional – RIP Senorita Esqueleto, Ursuline Academy
2nd Place Traditional – Happy to be Me Rain or Shine, Sacred Heart of Jesus School Norco
3rd Place Traditional – Trick or Treat Tricentennial, Little Shadows, Shady Oaks Junior Garden Club
1st Place Scariest – Murdered Myrtle Mermaid, Melissa and Sage Folse
2nd Place Scariest – Bride of Frankenstein, Elmwood Park Academy 7th-8th Grade
3rd Place Scariest – Devil’s Puppet, The Hinrichs Family
1st Place Funniest – Cornvict, The Pate Family
2nd Place Funniest – Scary Poppins, Garcontthews Families
3rd Place Funniest – Storyteller, Immaculate Conception School