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Pendleton Scarecrow Contest 2014

Updated on September 12, 2015

Creative Scarecrows Everywhere!

Lodges keeps the Town Sign area looking good but it takes a lot of weeding.
Lodges keeps the Town Sign area looking good but it takes a lot of weeding. | Source

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 Pendleton Scarecrow Contest - click here

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?

Pete really has a talent for making Scarecrows and we all anxiously await to see what he has in store for us this year.
Pete really has a talent for making Scarecrows and we all anxiously await to see what he has in store for us this year. | Source

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.

Children

1. Bullies Don't Scare Us!
1. Bullies Don't Scare Us! | Source
2. A Whole New World
2. A Whole New World | Source
Mad Chef
Mad Chef | Source

Individual Category - 15 Entries

Individuals

1. Come Down to the Glen
1. Come Down to the Glen | Source
2. Take A Walk on Trotter's Trail
2. Take A Walk on Trotter's Trail | Source
3. Scaredy Crack Plumbing
3. Scaredy Crack Plumbing | Source
4. Remembering Roy and Inez Barrett
4. Remembering Roy and Inez Barrett | Source
5. Scarlett O'Scara and Rhett Boo-tler
5. Scarlett O'Scara and Rhett Boo-tler | Source
6. Love to Ride!
6. Love to Ride! | Source
7. Lady Liberty
7. Lady Liberty | Source
8. "Bearly" Working for my Supper!
8. "Bearly" Working for my Supper! | Source
9. Annie Get Your Gun
9. Annie Get Your Gun | Source
10. God Bless America!
10. God Bless America! | Source
11. Pendleton Gothic
11. Pendleton Gothic | Source
12. Pretty As A Picture
12. Pretty As A Picture | Source
13. We Take A Shine To Pendleton
13. We Take A Shine To Pendleton | Source
14. I.M. Happy
14. I.M. Happy | Source
15. Stooged and Confused
15. Stooged and Confused | Source

Group Category 15

Group

1. Happy 95th Birthday to the Auxiliary
1. Happy 95th Birthday to the Auxiliary | Source
2. Grow...Play...Learn
2. Grow...Play...Learn | Source
3.  Mary Lennox in the Secret Garden
3. Mary Lennox in the Secret Garden | Source
4. Tommy Scout at the Pine Straw Derby
4. Tommy Scout at the Pine Straw Derby | Source
5. Worship Service
5. Worship Service | Source
6.  Pumpkin Patch Kids
6. Pumpkin Patch Kids | Source
7. Combat Litter
7. Combat Litter | Source
8. Growing the Family of God
8. Growing the Family of God | Source
9. Cool, Creative, Courageous Carmen
9. Cool, Creative, Courageous Carmen | Source
10. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
10. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary | Source
11. PEEPS and the Great Pumpkin Patch
11. PEEPS and the Great Pumpkin Patch | Source
12. Truck or Treat Oct 26
12. Truck or Treat Oct 26 | Source
13. Who You Gonna Call? Leaf Busters!
13. Who You Gonna Call? Leaf Busters! | Source
14. There's No Place Like Tri County - We have Heart, We have Brains, We have Courage
14. There's No Place Like Tri County - We have Heart, We have Brains, We have Courage | Source
15. Hanging at the Pond
15. Hanging at the Pond | Source

Business Category - 26 Entries

Business

1. The Dog Days of Summer
1. The Dog Days of Summer | Source
2. Boo Hoo - Don't Get The Flu!
2. Boo Hoo - Don't Get The Flu! | Source
3. Artie
3. Artie | Source
4. Saving Smiles One Scarecrow at a Time
4. Saving Smiles One Scarecrow at a Time | Source
5. Little Cindy Lou
5. Little Cindy Lou | Source
6. Mr. Pendleton Farmer
6. Mr. Pendleton Farmer | Source
7. Bo
7. Bo | Source
8. Runaway Bride
8. Runaway Bride | Source
10. Home Sweet Home
10. Home Sweet Home | Source
11. Dancing to the Next Level
11. Dancing to the Next Level | Source
12. Woody the Carpenter
12. Woody the Carpenter | Source
13. Earl and Dean
13. Earl and Dean | Source
14. Happy Trails to You
14. Happy Trails to You | Source
15. Roaring Into Pendleton - It's Game Day
15. Roaring Into Pendleton - It's Game Day | Source
16. Ms. Wing Burgette - Master of the Double Dip Wings
16. Ms. Wing Burgette - Master of the Double Dip Wings | Source
17. A Day at the Salon
17. A Day at the Salon | Source
18. It's Not Over Until...
18. It's Not Over Until... | Source
19. Mama J
19. Mama J | Source
20. Kickin' It Fresh With Jared
20. Kickin' It Fresh With Jared | Source
21. Tetrafy Me
21. Tetrafy Me | Source
22. The Frame Makes The Man
22. The Frame Makes The Man | Source
23. Because Everyone Needs a Fairy Godmother
23. Because Everyone Needs a Fairy Godmother | Source
24. Thrilled To Be Your Bank
24. Thrilled To Be Your Bank | Source
25. Greg Ammons
25. Greg Ammons | Source
Village Belle
Village Belle | Source
Clemson Southern Belle
Clemson Southern Belle | Source

Take A Look At The 2012 Entries in the Pendleton Scarecrow Contest to get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Not Entering the Contest but Want to Decorate - Check out this scarecrow

Fall Lighted Harvest Scarecrow Decoration
Fall Lighted Harvest Scarecrow Decoration

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

Come see us in Pendleton SC
Come see us in Pendleton SC | Source

Where is Pendleton, South Carolina?

A markerExchange St. Pendleton, SC -
Exchange Street, Pendleton, SC 29670, USA
get directions

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!

These lady scarecrows invite you to come sit a spell in Pendleton, SC
These lady scarecrows invite you to come sit a spell in Pendleton, SC | Source

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
Childrens Category
Individual Category
Business Category
Organization Category
Total Entries
2012
3
9
31
13
56
2013
7
11
33
21
72
2014
3
15
26
15
59

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      Enjoyed reading and seeing the photos of the contest. Pendleton seems like such a cool place.

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      I think that this is a cool contest. Thanks.

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      Jacob 2 years ago

      Coooool

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      Jaden seibles 2 years ago

      I love the new and improved scarecrows win win win

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      Yvonne L. B. 2 years ago from Covington, LA

      Love the scarecrows. Y'all really know how to do it right!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      You have many talented scarecrow creators in Pendleton, Nancy.

      This is cute and funny!

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      tuoirh 2 years ago

      i like the eral and dean one

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thank you Susanna Duffy for visiting our scarecrows. This is an amazing town for sure

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      Susanna Duffy 2 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      A fine selection of scarecrows here - my compliments to everyone!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Beautifully said, Mary Jo! We may be small but we sure have a lot going on.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      burden and Jenny - I am sorry you are having a problem voting. We have had a lot of people voting today so that might make a difference. Remember you can only vote once per category from a computer. I am not sure what the problem is but am checking on some possibilities. Thanks for your patience.

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      Mary Jo 2 years ago

      Our town is unique, comfortable, sassy, lovable, unpretentious, artsy, historic, community minded, highly praised from the mountains to the ocean, with volumes of volunteers that get the projects done such as Barrett's Place, Trotter's Trail, the Fall Festival, the Scare Crows, the Spring Jubilee, the forthcoming dedication of the Veteran's Park Memorial on November 11, 2014, and why I am truly a proud and blessed citizen of Pendleton, SC. Come visit with us and before you depart I know you will feel why we love our town!

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      jenny 2 years ago

      I don't see the "little circle" to click for voting :(

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      burden 2 years ago

      The site is not letting me vote :(

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 2 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      These are amazing! Where my sister lives has a scarecrow contest and she always enjoys it. Wish we had one where I live!

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      Jean V. 2 years ago

      This is such a fun event....can't believe how creative our folks are!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Janice, I wish you were here too. It is absolutely amazing and going to be a super weekend in Pendleton!

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      Janice Gunnin Wilson 2 years ago

      I live my little town. Thank you for posting all of them. Wish I was there tis weekend instead of last.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thanks for voting, Joan! Aren't they amazing!

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      Joan Adams 2 years ago

      Looks like even more scarecrows this year - and what a delightful assortment!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      AvianNovice - Actually I will be posting all the photos and you will get a chance to vote on your favorite in 4 categories. I can't wait to see what people come up with this year.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This sounds like a great contest, and I hope that you add the photos of the winners.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I wish y'all could be here to see these scarecrows in person, Connie and Joan! at least you will be able to vit for you favorite here.

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      Connie Rasbury 2 years ago

      So happy you are having the Scarecrow Contest again this year. I can't wait to see all the entries.

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      Joan Adams 2 years ago

      oh what fun! someday I am going to see all those scarecrows!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Sylvestermouse, I am really looking forward to seeing them this year as each year they have gotten more and more amazing. Clever people just amaze me.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      It is always so much fun to see the annual Pendleton Scarecrow contest! Always makes me want a scarecrow in my front yard.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      MsDora. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will return to this page to vote for your favorite Oct 15,16 and 17.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Never heard of a scarecrow contest until now, but I can see that it provides lots of fun for the family and community. The forms of these scarecrows look so real; I'm glad that they have to be neighborhood friendly. Thanks for sharing the fun.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      SheGetsCreative - Did you know that you will be able to vote for your favorites? I will be letting everyone know when it is time to vote.

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      Angela F 2 years ago from Seattle, WA

      That's so cool that you get more and more participation each year. Looking forward to seeing the winners!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Yes, Elsie, this is the 3rd year for this event and it gets better every year. People can be so creative. Amazing!

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      I love this idea of a scarecrow contest ,we don't have that, that I know of in New Zealand. It would be so much fun. Thanks for sharing this with us I see by your other hubs that it must be a yearly event. That's great.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Yes Pat I will be posting the pictures here and will let you know when it is time to vote.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Campingman. I hope you will come back to this page and vote for your favorite scarecrow.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I used to love seeing all the scarecrow decorations in town when I lived in Pendleton, Nancy. Sure glad you feature them online each year so I get to see them 'virtually'.

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      CampingmanNW 2 years ago

      Nice job. Wish I lived close enough to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      You are so right Jean V. I am so glad that Jo thought of us doing this.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thank you billybuc. You will have to come back to this page and participate in voting for you favorite scarecrow.

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      Jean V 2 years ago

      This is such a fun event! I love seeing people walking around town smiling as they take in all the different scarecrows!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      How very cool! I would go to that if I lived in that area. I love it!

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