Scarecrow Trail (2020 event canceled)

Create a one-of-a-kind scarecrow for the Fall Garden Festival Scarecrow Contest!

When: During the Fall Garden Festival (2020 event canceled)

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 10 and 11, 2020.

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 10th through October 31st. They will be judged on October 10th during the 2020 Fall Garden Festival

Scarecrow set-up

October 8th from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and October 9th 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Download registration and contest rules below.

Contest rules

Registration Form