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Section SCA - Scarecrow Contest

2019 theme is "Old MacDonald had a farm, EIEIO"
2018 theme is: “American Gothic”

 Rules and Information

  1. The Scarecrow Contest is open to families and organized groups.

  2. Entries for this contest must be preregistered and must be received by July 15th.

  3. There will be an entry fee of $5.00 per scarecrow. Entry fee must be included with the entry form. Make checks payable to New Jersey State Fair, Agriculture Division.

  4. Scarecrows are to be dressed and accessorized to illustrate the theme listed below.

  5. Scarecrows will be constructed at the greenhouse at the fairgrounds on Saturday, August 3rd from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm* new time this year and will be judged Sunday, August 4th.

  6. Scarecrows will remain on display through Sunday, August 11th. Premiums, ribbons, and scarecrows may be claimed on Sunday, August 11th at 5:00 pm and must be claimed by 7:00 pm or scarecrows will be dismantled and premium will be forfeited unless prior arrangements are made for delivery of premiums.

  7. A wooden stake and straw for both stuffing and support of the stake will be provided for each scarecrow. The exhibitor must provide clothing and all other accessories. The use of props and/or accessories to carry out the theme is encouraged.

  8. Scarecrows will be judged for both quality of construction and use of the theme.

  9. All Scarecrows will be eligible for the People’s Choice Scarecrow rosette. Voting for People’s Choice will begin following judging on August 4th and will continue through Friday, August 9th. People’s Choice rosette will be awarded Saturday, August 10th. All voting for People's Choice will be via Text Message or online form via Facebook, Twitter or on our website: www.eieiosussex.com

This year’s theme is: “Old MacDonald had a Farm, EIEIO”

  Class numbers and descriptions

  1. Traditional Scarecrow – Scarecrow must be on a wooden frame & must include a horizontal bar (wood cross frame).

  2. Sculptured Scarecrow – A non-traditional scarecrow made with items such as chicken wire, hay bales, paper mache – “anything goes”!!


 Link & Premiums

Link to Rules & Entry Form

Premiums for SCA

1st Place        
 $20.00 + Blue Rosette
2nd Place 
 $15.00 + Red Rosette
3rd Place
 $10.00 + Yellow Rosette
Honorable Mention
 White Rosette