Scarecrows Are Back!

New Providence Business is hosting the second annual Scarecrow Contest, bringing a festive feel to our downtown!   The contest encourages New Providence residents, businesses, civic organizations, school groups, sports teams, and families to build the wildest, cleverest, funniest scarecrows they can imagine (within contest guidelines).  The scarecrows will be on display throughout the downtown to bring the community and businesses together, encourage walking, and provide a great opportunity to visit our fantastic stores and restaurants.

The entry deadline is Saturday, Oct. 7.  Starting Sun., Oct. 14, scarecrows will be placed along Springfield Ave. and South Street.  People can vote for their favorite scarecrows between October 14 through Nov. 1, so make sure you spread the word to your family and friends. Ballots are available online at  Extra ballots and voting boxes will be available at participating downtown businesses. Winners will be announced on November 1.  Prizes will be given for First Place ($300), Second Place ($200), and Third Place ($100). The competition entries are open to New Providence residents, businesses, and community organizations, but anyone can vote for their favorite.

Details, guidelines, and a link to enter online for the Scarecrow Contest can also be found on the Business Community website,