Trail of Scarecrows

This annual competition is for groups in kindergarten through fifth grade. Thank you for a great 2021 exhibit—more information on the 2022 Trail of Scarecrows coming soon!

Trail of Scarecrows is pictured.

How It Works

Children choose a book based on the year’s theme. As a class/group/family, they build a scarecrow and write an essay based on the chosen story or its characters. Scarecrows are then displayed outdoors at the arboretum throughout the month of October. Guests will vote on their favorite scarecrow via social media and the top three winners will receive a prize.

How Can My Group Participate?

Review the guidelines below and fill out the registration form