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Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest

Start Date:
October 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End Date:
October 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Solvang’s 8th Annual “Scarecrow Fest”: October 1 – 31, 2017


Solvang welcomes harvest season in true fall style, as we kick off our 8th Annual Scarecrow Fest and Contest on SundayOctober 1, coinciding with Santa Barbara Wine Country’s “Celebration of Harvest” weekend event. During the month-long Scarecrow Fest, which concludes on TuesdayOctober 31, Solvang businesses and organizations will participate in the contest by featuring a scarecrow of their own creation, posted at their location.

Locals, tourists and area merchants will vote via ballot boxes scattered about the City, for scarecrow winners in six (6) different categories: “Best Scarecrow Photo Op”, “Best Use of Recycled Materials”, “Best Use of Business Theme”, “Most Danish”, “Spookiest”, and “Most Humorous”. Ballots will be available at the Solvang Visitors Center (1639 Copenhagen Drive) and at select Solvang businesses, and will feature maps to direct voters to each of the contest’s scarecrows.

Once a “Best Solvang Scarecrow” winner has been chosen, it will be entered into the Santa Ynez Valley-wide competition with the winners from Buellton and Los Olivos, to determine the “Valley’s Best Scarecrow”. The ultimate winner will be announced at a mid-November ceremony in Buellton, where the Valley winner will receive the contest’s exclusivehandcrafted trophythe “Harvest Cup”, to keep on display in their town until the conclusion of the following year’s contest.

Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest Location