Scarecrows Return This Fall – Enter NOW!

The New Providence Scarecrow Stroll and contest is back!  Sponsored by the New Providence Business Community, this contest encourages New Providence residents, businesses, civic organizations, school groups, sports teams, and families to build fun scarecrows that will be on display throughout the downtown. Please consider participating – you will not only be making our downtown fun to visit, but also helping our beloved businesses!!

Please consider entering the contest – it is a fun, FREE way to get involved and help the community! Space is limited to the 80 light poles downtown. The entry deadline is Saturday, Oct. 1. Starting Sat., Oct. 8, scarecrows will be placed along Springfield Ave. and South Street. People can vote for their favorite scarecrows from October 8 through Nov. 1.

Four Prize Categories:

Prizes ($150) will be given for the best entry in each category:


Ages 14 and under

Ages 15 and over




The competition entries are open only to New Providence residents, businesses, and community organizations, but anyone can vote for their favorite scarecrow.

Winners will be announced shortly after Nov. 1.

Details, guidelines, and an online entry form for the Scarecrow Contest can be found here and also on the Business Community website,

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