Mark your Calendar for the 7th Annual Hackettstown Scarecrow Contest!

October 8th – November 9th

HKTWN BID businesses will be displaying Scarecrows around town, taking inspiration from diverse characters, creepy and cute alike!

This year the BID again invites visitors and residents to take a Scarecrow Selfie! The BID will create a Facebook photo album where everyone can vote for his or her favorite—one ‘like’ per person per photo entry. The selfie with the most ‘likes’ will win $25 in BID Bucks to spend at any Hackettstown BID business!

Fairy Tale Characters:
Belle – Wyrd Lily 212 A Main Street
Gaston – Czig Meister Brewing 106 Valentine Street
Humpty Dumpty – Steve’s Pit Stop & Automotive 147 Main Street
Little Red Riding Hood & The Big Bad Wolf – James on Main 105 Main Street
Peter, Peter Pretzel Eater – Philly Pretzel Factory 150 Mountain Avenue
Shrek – Kilhaney’s Pickles 173 Main Street
Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf – Soups on Main 199 Main Street
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (scene) – Tickner’s 90 Main Street
Three Little Pigs – Grand Rental Station 105 Maple Avenue
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (scene) – The Gold Mine 176 Main Street
Fashionista Mother reading her favorite fairy tale book – Me To You Consignment 122 Main Street
Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf – EXIT Realty 149 Main Street

For Businesses:

THEME: Fairy TalesParticipating businesses may chose a fairy tale character from any movie, book, etc… they wish. 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!


10/2 – The Hackettstown BID must be notified by the participating businesses no later than Wednesday, October 2, 2019, of their scarecrow design
10/7 – All Scarecrows placed in front of participating businesses
10/8 – Contest begins; Scarecrow Selfie Contest open
10/25 – Judging deadline
10/31 – Winner announced on WRNJ
11/9 – 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! The winner will receive $1,500 worth of advertising on WRNJ! 

JUDGING:  Scarecrows will be judged by the HBID Event Committee by Friday, October 25, 2019.  The prize will be awarded to the most creative scarecrow.  The winner will be announced on WRNJ on October 31.

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