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Tue, Oct 03



Scarecrows in the Garden

Join us for opening night of the NELA 5th Annual Scarecrow Competition on October 3rd and vote for your favorite display until October 7th. Opening Night: Tuesday, October 3 | 3-8 pm | $5 per person Displays will remain up in the garden for voting until October 7th

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Scarecrows in the Garden
Scarecrows in the Garden

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2023, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Monroe, 2006 Riverside Dr, Monroe, LA 71201, USA

About the Event

Join us for a spooky good time at the 5th Annual NELA Scarecrow Competition at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, October 3 – 7, 2023. The event features area non-profits creating imaginative and fun Halloween displays, celebrity judges, and games in the garden. 

Opening Night - Tuesday, October 3rd | 3:00 – 8:00pm |$5 per person - Featuring Scarecrow displays, a variety of games in the garden, and opportunities for guests to win meals at local restaurants.

  • Celebrity Judges Award - The evening’s high point is the Celebrity Judges’ Award Ceremony at 7:30pm. Four area celebrities, to be announced later this summer, will vote on the best display. The winning organization will receive $500 for their Non-Profit. Second and third-place finishers receive plaques.
  • People's Choice Award - Beginning opening night, visitors can view and vote for their favorite Scarecrow. Each guest receives a ticket to vote for their favorite display; extra votes can be purchased for $5.00 each. Voting will continue through Saturday, October 7 at 5 pm. The winner will be announced Monday, October 9 at 10:00 am.

Interested in Participating? 

This competition is open to regional non-profits - we are accepting 30 entries on a first come, first serve basis.

Participation is free and winning organizations may take home a cash prize to serve your mission!

Display set up begins Monday, October 2 at 9 am.


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