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Scarecrow Trail

Scarecrow contest

Create a one-of-a-kind scarecrow for the Fall Garden Festival Scarecrow Contest! Individuals, families, businesses, civic organizations and schools are all invited to participate in this annual competition. The scarecrows will be on display in the garden during October and will be judged on the Saturday of the Fall Garden Festival.


The New Orleans Botanical Garden invites individuals, families, businesses, civic organizations, and schools to create a one-of-a-kind scarecrow for the Scarecrow Trail.  The Scarecrow Trail kicks off during the Fall Garden Festival, October 7th and 8th, 2017.

The unique creation should fall into one of three categories: traditional, funny, or scary. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in each category. Best of Show will be awarded for the overall competition. There is a $100.00 cash prize for “Best of Show” in the general category and “Best of Show” in the school category. Scarecrows should be appropriate for family viewing.

The scarecrows will be on display from October 7th through October 20th in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. The scarecrows will be judged on October 7th during the Fall Garden Festival
Set up will be October 5th from 9am to 4pm and October 6th 9am to 12pm.


For more information contact:

Please send registration form to:
New Orleans Botanical Garden
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

fax: 504-483-9485

e-mail to nogbeducation@nocp.org

For details please contact Lindsay at (504)483-9473 or nobgeducation@nocp.org.

Download the registration form and rules for participating.

Contest Rules

Registration Form