Mark you calendars for the 6th 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 business in Hackettstown!’


For Businesses:

THEME: VillainsParticipating businesses may chose a villain from any movie they wish. This includes Disney and cartoons. 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!


10/3 – The Hackettstown BID must be notified by the participating businesses no later than October 3, 2018, of their scarecrow design
10/7 – All Scarecrows placed in front of participating businesses
10/8 – Contest begins; Scarecrow Selfie Contest open
10/26 – Judging deadline
10/31 – Winner announced on WRNJ
11/9 – Scarecrows can begin to be removed by businesses
11/12 – 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 October 26, 2018.  A prize will be awarded to the most creative scarecrow.  The winner will be announced on WRNJ on October 31. The winner will receive (50) 30-second radio spots on WRNJ; a total value of $1,500! 


Claimed Villains:

Cruella De Vil
Jason from Friday the 13th
Voldemort (from Harry Potter!)
Stay-puff Marshmallow Man
Freddie Krueger
Phantom of the Opera
Captain Hook
HAL 9000 – (2001 Space Odyssey)
Two Face