Do It Yourself Scarecrow Day

The suburb’s biggest homage to scarecrow-making returns again to Historic Downtown Long Grove with a new socially-distanced set up!

DIY Scarecrow Day is an afternoon dedicated to harvesting charm and family fun.  Scarecrow engineers are invited to reserve a time to build their own custom scarecrow modeled after any character or idea they can create.  We encourage participants to plan ahead, gather clothing and accessories and register in advance. A $10 registration fee per scarecrow earns each group of builders a wood base, straw for stuffing, and building guidance from our team of volunteers.


Saturday, October 9, 2021
Rain or Shine! We will cancel only for severe weather.

Vote for your Favorite

Long Grove Scarecrow Contest
Please choose the SCARECROW NUMBER to cast your vote for the funniest, scariest, and most creative scarecrow below. Entries will be accepted through DAY, DATE.
Winner(s) will receive bragging rights for a year! Winner(s) will be announced on Halloween 2021!

CLICK HERE to vote

What Happens After the Event

Finished scarecrows will be displayed throughout downtown for the remainder of the month. Visitors have the opportunity to cast their votes online for the Scariest, Funniest and Most Creative.

Scarecrow builders can choose to bring their creation home rather than having it displayed in town. If left for display, builders can pick up their scarecrow after voting has been completed on October 25.

Any scarecrows not picked up on October 25, will go to loving homes




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