Scarecrow Contest

Scarecrow Contest!

Los Alamos Arts Council issponsors an annual Scarecrow Contest! To make MainStreet and the Creative District look as festive for as much of October as possible, Scarecrows will go up on in early October! Please, keep in mind that this is a community/family-friendly event, and Scarecrows should not be overly gruesome or violent.

Scarecrows as a part of Halloweekend!

Community members are invited to start voting for “Fan Favorite” at Fuller Lodge Art Center or online. The winning entry in “Fan Favorite,” as well as four others, will each receive $70 in Chamber Checks — sponsored by Los Alamos MainStreet and the Creative District — and redeemable at dozens of local businesses. Official Judges from multiple local organizations will be looking at all Scarecrows, and giving points for originality, creativity, and construction. Announcement of the winners will be at 6 pm, via phone calls to the winners, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and here on our webpage!

Scarecrows will be on display from October 10th, through November 1st, 2020, for the community to enjoy.

Scarecrow Contest Background:

In collaboration with the Mainstreet and Creative District Office, Los Alamos Arts Council brings a bit of autumn fun to downtown Los Alamos every year by organizing the annual Scarecrow Contest.  Since 2001, scarecrows made by local businesses, clubs, organizations, schools, families, and individuals have graced the walkway lamps along Central Avenue during the week before Halloween, and up to Nov. 1.

2019 Grand Prize Winners

2019 Entries

 2018 Scarecrow Contest Grand Prize Winners:

2018 Scarecrow Contest:

Winners from 2017 Scarecrow Contest:


J&L Storage, Flowers by Gillian, Gordon McDonough, Strohmeyer Family, Lynch Family, Ufemia Bernal;
With honorable mentions to: Los Alamos Retirement Community, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church