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Pendleton Scarecrow Contest 2014
Creative Scarecrows Everywhere!
Vote for Your Favorite Scarecrows at the Fall Harvest Festival on October 18!
Get ready to celebrate fall as the town of Pendleton, SC comes alive with scarecrows. Not your ordinary garden variety, but “characters” that bring the town alive as businesses, churches, schools, children, organizations and individuals work hard to create a fun drive through town.
We have some very creative entries. Did you know that there will be a winner of the People’s Choice Awards, $25 and bragging rights. You can help decide on the winner by voting here online and/or at the festival on Saturday. Scarecrows were erected Oct. 10-13 just in time for Fall Festival on Oct. 18. They will stay in place until Nov. 15.
Contact Organizer Jo McConnell at 646-7400 if you have any questions.
Note: Due to heavy rain we were unable to take the photos on Tuesday so are a day late starting the voting. We had a number of entries who decided that they could not participate after all probably due to the rain all weekend throwing their schedules off. We are thrilled to have the entries below and appreciate all their hard work.
2015 Fall Harvest Festival - October 24
The date has been set for the 17th Annual Fall Harvest Festival - October 24, 2015 so mark your calendars.
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 Pendleton Scarecrow Contest
Children - Bullies Don't Scare Us! Mt Lebanon Elem School
Individual - Scaredy Crack Plumbing, John and Renee Peden
Group - Cool, Creative, Courageous Carmen, LaFrance Elem School
Business - Boo Hoo Don't Get The Flu! AnMed Health Pendleton Family Practice
Are you ready to Smile?
Online Voting Is Over - See Ya at The Festival
Below you will see a header for each category and the number of entries followed by a photo of each entry. Look closely at their names underneath the photo so you can vote for your choice. Following the photos in each category is a Poll Capsule listing the names of each of the scarecrows shown above. Just click inside the little circle before the name and your vote will register when you click "vote". Now, you are ready for the next category. Be sure to vote for one in each of the 4 categories: Children, Individual, Group and Business.
Note: The totals from the Online Voting Percentages will be re-calculated to individual votes and added to the votes at the Festival. You will be able to vote by paper ballot at the Information Station.
Children's Category - 3 Entries
These were made primarily by children with some adult supervision.
Individual Category - 15 Entries
Group Category 15
Business Category - 26 Entries
Take A Look At The 2012 Entries in the Pendleton Scarecrow Contest to get Your Creative Juices Flowing
Past Entries in the Pendleton Scarecrow Contest
Not Entering the Contest but Want to Decorate - Check out this scarecrow
Of course, this one would not qualify for the contest but it would be fun for an additional decoration.
2015 Fall Harvest Festival in Pendleton, SC
Learn More About Pendleton's Fall Harvest Festival
- 2014 Fall Harvest Festival In Pendleton SC
The 2014 Fall Harvest Festival will be held on October 18, 2014 on the Village Green in historic Pendleton, SC
Where is Pendleton, South Carolina?
Scarecrows will be all over the town of Pendleton, SC but you can start by viewing the ones around the Village Green.
Bless Your Heart!
This is the third year for the Pendleton Scarecrow Contest
The first year we held the Scarecrow Contest, we were not sure what the response would be. We were thrilled that so many entered and the next year it was even a greater number.
Now, the entries in the contest do not reflect the additional scarecrows that can also be seen around town that chose not to enter the contest. Many of the scenes have more than one scarecrow so we estimated well over 100 scarecrows can be seen when you come to Pendleton, SC.
The table below shows how each year the number of entries increased so we were expecting it to do the same this year. We initially had 73 entries but due to various reasons some had to drop out or were not able to get their scarecrow ready in time for the contest. There are still scarecrows going up around town so be sure to come by for a visit soon.
Pendleton Scarecrow Contest Total Entries From Previous Years
Scarecrow Contest Year