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Posted on: September 11, 2017

East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce - Scarecrow Contest


1st Annual EG Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Contest

When: Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00-12:00 noon

Where: Main Street, East Greenwich

What: First, Second and Third place prizes for best in show and a prize for the people's choice!!!

The decorating will be completed by the start of our stroll which will begin at 12:00 noon and includes music, free tastings, a amazing display of mums on Town Hall and of course the voting of the scarecrows and it’s all FREE.

There are 26 poles available and it is first come first serve. We will have a panel of judges for first, second and third place and will place a box outside of Craftersnight (233

Main Street) for the people's choice award. 

The First place winner will receive a $50 EG Chamber of Commerce gift card and $20 Main Street coffee gift card. Second and third place winners win gift cards from Craftersnight.

The people's choice will be awarded a $25 gift card for the EG Chamber of Commerce and $20 Main Street Coffee gift card. 

Winners will be announced on the Chamber website by Tuesday September 26th.

To register (or for questions) please email Amy Moore.

Your pole number and location will be emailed to you by Friday 9/22

Following rules apply:

  • You must register to participate, all participants are responsible for providing their own materials to decorate their scarecrow.
  • Some of your decorating can be done at home to save time but the completion of your scarecrow bust be done by the start of the stroll at 12:00 noon.
  • The scarecrows must be facing the street, but not crossing over the sidewalk so no parts are to impede any cars. 
  • Signage should be properly pinned to the scarecrow to ensure proper voting
  • Scarecrows must be subject to wind and/or rain and the chamber is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.
  • Scarecrows cannot obstruct the view of traffic.
  • Contestants are encouraged to create positive, creative and non offensive scarecrows.  The chamber has the right to take anything offensive down.

This is a completely free event and voting will happen by the end of the stroll with the winner announced on the EG Chamber Facebook page on 9/26.

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