It’s fall of 2020 and many of our annual festivals are canceled, or taking place virtually. Want to get outside, take a stroll in the autumn sunshine, and create some great photo opps? Head to a scarecrow display!
These fun scarecrow collections pop up all around town every October, in parks and suburban town squares. Some are just for fun. Others are serious competitions to see who can come up with the most creative — or outrageous — scarecrow.
Don’t forget your camera. You’ll get some great selfies or shots of the kids.
Most of these displays are FREE and open to the public — with the exception of those few that take place inside venues that sell tickets.
Here’s our list so far for 2020. We hope it will grow.
If you know of a scarecrow display that doesn’t appear here, we’ll add it — just email email@example.com
And if you’re inspired to decorate your own front yard with a wonderful scarecrow collection, check out Home Depot’s instructions on how to make a scarecrow.
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Best fall scarecrow displays around metro Atlanta
Scarecrows in the Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Oct. 1 to Nov. 1
You’ll need to purchase a timed ticket to enter the garden, but the scarecrow display is free with paid admission. There are dozens of creative figures crafted by businesses, garden clubs, schools, and organizations.
Scarecrows on the Square
Oct. 3 to 31
This annual competition takes place each year in Glover Park, as part of the Marietta HarvestFest. Prizes are awarded in several categories.
Scarecrow Harvest Festival
Oct. 5 to Nov. 2
An annual display that coincides with the city’s fall street festival (which is canceled in 2020). There are said to be over 100 scarecrows this year!
Scarecrows on Main
Oct. 1 to 31
Scarecrows Return to the Square
Oct. 1 to 31
Visit the quaint town of McDonough, south of Atlanta, for this annual scarecrow display.
Scarecrows on Parade
Oct. 5 to Nov. 1
Take a stroll around downtown Acworth, where local businesses will be displaying their decorated scarecrows.
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Oct. 2 to Nov. 2
Head down Main Street to see 175 scarecrows, dressed and decorated by local families and businesses.
If you’re so inclined, you can pop into the Woodstock Visitor Center to cast a vote for your favorite.
Details here OR view a map of the scarecrow locations here
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