All Hackettstown BID Businesses are Invited! 10TH ANNUAL SCARECROW CONTEST! This year’s theme is “Celebrate your Business!-What are you all about?”

BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN. Every scarecrow must contain the basic characteristics of a traditional scarecrow, which include stuffing or hay that protrudes out of the hands, head, feet, and neck. It cannot just be a mannequin in a costume!

HOW IT WORKS: HBID businesses wishing to participate will create a scarecrow to be displayed outside their store.


10/3 – The Hackettstown BID must be notified by the participating businesses of their scarecrow design via email

10/7 – All Scarecrows placed in front of participating businesses

10/10– Contest begins; Scarecrow Selfie Contest open to the public

10/29 HALLOWEEN DOWNTOWN-Parade, Trick or Treating and Business Specials through town

11/1 – Judging deadline

11/4 – Winner announced on WRNJ

11/7 – Scarecrows can begin to be removed by businesses

11/11 – Deadline for scarecrows to be removed by all businesses

BENEFITS of Participation: Ample publicity from the Hackettstown BID and a chance to win phenomenal advertising! JUDGING: Scarecrows will be judged by the HBID Event Committee by November 3. A prize will be awarded to the most creative scarecrow. The winner will be announced on WRNJ on November 4. PRIZE: The winner will receive (50) 30-second radio spots on WRNJ


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