5th Annual Larchmont Scarecrow Festival

To enter a scarecrow in the festival please register by October 3rd.

Scarecrow Festival Dates

Saturday, October 17th through Monday, October 19th

  • Come join the fun!
  • Get into the fall spirit and create a scarecrow!
  • All you need is the clothing and your imagination
  • All scarecrows will be displayed on the Larchmont Public Library's lawn the weekend of the Ragamuffin Parade.
  • Vote for your Favorite Scarecrow!
  • The 3 scarecrows with the most votes will be displayed in the library!
  • To participate in the Scarecrow Festival, please register by October 3rd.


  • Registration is open until October 3rd
  • Registration is $10
  • For and additional $20 you will receive a "life-sized" metal scarecrow frame to decorate and keep for next year.
  • Registration fee includes materials to decorate your scarecrow frame.

  • To register by mail, please click here to print out the registration form.
  • To register on-line with paypal, please use our form by clicking here.

Festival Date

  • Scarecrows must arrive at the main entrance to the Larchmont Public Library on Saturday, October 17th (the day of the Ragamuffin Parade) from 9 AM until 11 AM. They must be removed by Monday, October 19th.

Festival Rules

  • The Larchmont Public Library and Friends of Larchmont Public Library are not responsible for scarecrows left overnight and scarecrows that are not picked up.
  • The scarecrows should be decorated to withstand outdoor elements.
  • The Scarecrow Festival is family friendly. The scarecrows should be whimsical, humorous, mischievous or lovable and not frightening. The Friends of Larchmont Public Library reserve the right not to display entries they deem frightening or inappropriate.


  • 'Life-sized' metal scarecrow frames (details below) are available for only $20
  • The scarecrow frames are 6'H x 2'W. All parts are included. Simple assembly is required.
  • Due to space restrictions, we can only accept scarecrows made with the frame being sold.
  • Scarecrow frames from last year may be used. We cannot allow other frames.

Scarecrow Frame Pick Up and Decorating

  • Choose your day (or night) to pick up and decorate your scarecrow frame!
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room. Pick up your frame to dress at home but stay to decorate the head.
  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Village Center. Decorate your whole scarecrow and we'll post in the morning!
  • Burlap bags, fabric markers, felt and other craft supplies will be available for you to use. Bring any special items you may need.
  • If you are using a frame from a previous year, please stop by either date to decorate your scarecrow!