It’s Time to Sign Up for Rype & Readi’s Annual Scarecrow Building Contest

Rype & Readi is the place to be on a nice autumn evening, especially with the Fall Festival going on. With tons of activities like the pumpkin patch, Apple Sling competition, a Farm Feast on October 17th, Pumpkins and Peacocks storytelling for children, hayrides, and haunted mansions, Rype & Readi has enough going on to occupy everyone throughout the entire fall season. One of their biggest events will be their annual GIANT Scarecrow Building Contest.


Rype & Readi encourages school groups, sport teams, local clubs, and anyone else interested to join in on this fun contest. Registration is open through September, with the Scarecrow Building fee waived if a group registers by September 1st. The judging categories of the contest include Funniest Scarecrow, Most Artful Scarecrow, Scariest Scarecrow, Most Group Spirit Scarecrow, Cutest Scarecrow, and Best of Show Scarecrow. A telephone pole and straw will be provided, as well as on site assistance from the scarecrow experts at Rype & Readi. All you need to do is bring your creative talents and whatever materials needed to make your masterpiece come to life.

Judging of the scarecrows will take place on October 3rd, and will stand in the pasture until Saturday, October 24th when the first annual Scarecrow Burning Man will be happening to mark the opening of the Spooks On Haunted Mansion. Winners of the competition will receive great prizes such as gift cards to the Farm Market and admission to special events!

Emily Goldthwait is an Editorial Intern at Occasions Media Group. From Maine, she is currently attending Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. In her free time you can find Emily sitting on the beach, searching for the best smoothie around, and looking at funny dog photos online.