Scarecrow Contest

2019 Scarecrows have been awarded!

Congratulations to our winners! All the Scarecrows were wonderful this year, and we look forward to seeing more next year!

Our Winners!

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2019 Scarecrow Contest Is Here!

Los Alamos Arts Council is pleased to again be working with Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District on the Annual Scarecrow Contest. Applications for Scarecrows are available at the Los Alamos Arts Council Office, 2132 Central Ave, Room 201, Los Alamos; Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District Office 190 Central Park Square (part of the LACDC/Chamber office suite near Navarro) Los Alamos; and here:


Applications will be accepted in the Los Alamos Arts Council Office beginning October 1st through October 18th, 2019, along with the entry fee of $20.00 (payable by cash or check made out to Los Alamos Arts Council). Applications will also be accepted on October 19th, between 10 am and 1 pm, when Scarecrows are brought for Pole Assignment. This year, we will be assigning poles from the Fuller Lodge Art Center Lobby, 2132 Central Ave., Los Alamos. Scarecrows cannot be dropped off at any location. If you are unable to come during the pole assignment window, please contact the Arts Council office at 505-663-0477 or to make arrangement.

Scarecrows as a part of Halloweekend!

Community members are invited to start voting for “Fan Favorite” from Oct. 19th through Oct. 26th at CB Fox Department Store, Fuller Lodge Art Center, or the Los Alamos Visitors Center. As a part of the Halloweekend events, on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-2 pm, there will be a special community event. The winning entry in “Fan Favorite,”, as well as four others, will each receive $75 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 before the 6 pm Pumpkin Glow, after the World-Record Pumpkin Carving Attempt.

Scarecrows will be on display from October 19th, through November 1st, 2019, for the community to enjoy.


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

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.