Scarecrow Builders Wanted

scarecrowScarecrow builders are needed for the Long Island Fair’s Scarecrow Building Competition on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration’s Fairgrounds. Entrants must register in advance by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 12.

This is a build on the spot project. It is a great opportunity for friends, families, garden clubs, nurseries and any other organization to get together and show off their talent. Scarecrows may be traditional, whimsical, humorous or lovable, but never frightening — except to crows. Scarecrows must be built by teams of two to six people of all ages.

Entrants will have two hours to build and set up their scarecrow. Teams will be provided with straw and sticks to use (if necessary) for the body or the scarecrow. All clothing and props are the responsibility on the individual teams. The competition’s goal is to let each team use their creativity when building their projects.

Judging will be based on originality, creativity, design and durability. To judge durability the entries will be left exposed to the elements for four to five days before being judged. Winners will receive ribbons, cash prizes and bragging rights.

Entry forms and more information can be found at

The Old Bethpage Village Fairgrounds are at 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. For details, contact Robert Hansen at 516-874-0502 or

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