The 4th Annual Town of Mint Hill Scarecrow Decorating Contest will be held October 1-31, 2021. We had such an outpouring from the community we are going to continue to expand beyond the fountain area in front of Town Hall. How will this work? You create a scarecrow and put it on display outside your business, church, home or club. We’ll make sure there is list of all locations where scarecrows are on display for voting. Patrons will be encouraged to visit your location and vote on who has the BEST SCARECROW in Mint Hill. Help us decorate our downtown and give people a reason to get out of the house while social distancing.
September 24 Application deadline
October 4 Deadline to submit photo
October 13-20 Online voting
October 23 Winners announced at Mint Hill Madness
October 1-31 Scarecrows on display. A list will be provided
PRIZES will be given for each Business (includes churches, nonprofits) and Individual with the most votes.
First Prize $500
Second Prize $250
Third Prize $125
Please read all the rules and instructions. This contest is open to any individual, business, organization, or non-profit within the Mint Hill Town limits that would like to contribute to the spirit of the season.
You must submit a completed application no later than Sept. 17 to be included in the list. A $10 donation entry fee is required. Donation fee will benefit a charity chosen by our sponsor Novant Health – Mint Hill Medical Center.
Scarecrows will be on display during the period of Oct. 1-31. You must provide your own materials. A limited number of scarecrows will be placed around the fountain at Mint Hill Town Hall.
Scarecrows at Town Hall must use 2 ½” PVC pipe and the
Size is limited to 3’ deep, 5’ wide and 10’ tall (at Town Hall only).
You may decorate your scarecrow however you like, but it must be appropriate for public display. Staff reserves the right to eliminate a scarecrow if deemed inappropriate. Scarecrows must be in good taste and appropriate for viewing by the public and families. No frightening, scary, or bloody entries will be accepted. Be creative and tasteful!
Participants are encouraged to develop a design that is appropriate for public display, utilizing materials that will withstand the elements that may include wind, rain, or hurricane.
The Town of Mint Hill is not responsible for the maintenance or care of individual entries. Participants are responsible for any upkeep should any materials become detached. The Town will not be liable for any damage; theft or vandalism to scarecrows.
All scarecrows must have a laminated name tag to identify themselves.#mhscarecrows.
Employees of the Town of Mint Hill and household members of each such employee can participate but are not eligible for prize money.