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Pendleton Scarecrow Contest 2016

Updated on October 24, 2016

Fun Scarecrows!

Pendleton Scarecrows are not scary at all.  In fact, they are very creative and fun to look at so come join us in Pendleton!
Pendleton Scarecrows are not scary at all. In fact, they are very creative and fun to look at so come join us in Pendleton! | Source

Scarecrows Are Coming to Town!

It is a known fact that some very clever, creative people live in the Pendleton Area and you will certainly confirm that fact when you see the many Scarecrows this fall. Individuals, Organizations, Schools/Churches, and Businesses were busy erecting their creations between October 14 and noon on October 18th. The scarecrows will remain in place until November 7 so bring the family and enjoy strolling around our beautiful, historic town. It will be difficult to look at these fun scarecrows without smiling!

The 18th annual Fall Harvest Festival with over 100 vendors with crafts, food and more was a huge success with perfect fall weather on October 22. There was wonderful entertainment and old fashioned children's games, as well. Also, the upstairs of the Farmer's Hall was a place to visit because the Pendleton Farmers Society was up there sharing information about their important history.

In addition to the Fall Harvest Festival, the Pendleton Historic Foundation had Ashtabula Historic House on tour during the day and a Ghost Walk at 7 pm.

The Town of Pendleton and the Pendleton Area Business Council of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce worked together to make this the best year ever! There are 72 entries this year. You will actually see over 100 scarecrows since some of the displays have more than one scarecrow and since some folks put out scarecrows not in the contest.

People's Choice Awards and Artist Category

Thanks to the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce there were new prizes this year and a new category. The new Category is Artists and anyone may enter that category but the one voted the best will receive a $500 prize and will be judged by a panel of judges. It will not be part of the People's Choice Awards.

There will also be $100 prizes for the winners in the Business, Group, Individual, and Church/School Categories - one prize per category. The winners will not only receive the prize money but they will proudly display a Winner Sign and of course earn the much coveted "Bragging Rights"!

Online voting began on Oct 20 and ended at 6 am on Oct 22. Voting continued at the Fall Harvest Festival with the winners announced at 4 pm. The voting booth closed at approximately 3 pm in order to have time to count the votes and combine the ballot totals to the online totals. It is very hard to decide on which one you like best because they are all so wonderful.

Congratulations to Pamela Latour and Debbie Bzdyl

Winners of the Artist Category
Winners of the Artist Category | Source

The Winners of the 2016 Pendleton Scarecrow Contest

This was the first year for the Artist Category and there were 7 excellent entries.  Congratulations to the winner!
This was the first year for the Artist Category and there were 7 excellent entries. Congratulations to the winner! | Source
Congratulations to the winners of the People's Choice Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the People's Choice Awards | Source

People's Choice Entries

4 Categories:

Group

Individual

Church/School

Business

Group Catagory

Girl Scout Troop 591
Girl Scout Troop 591 | Source
Forest Hills Neighborhood Chairperson:  Teresa Horton
Forest Hills Neighborhood Chairperson: Teresa Horton | Source
Cub Scouts Pack 94
Cub Scouts Pack 94 | Source
Pendleton Garden Club This is just one of the many Terra Cotta Family.  Be sure to go by the Masonic Courtyard to see all of them.
Pendleton Garden Club This is just one of the many Terra Cotta Family. Be sure to go by the Masonic Courtyard to see all of them. | Source
Pendleton Pride in Motion
Pendleton Pride in Motion | Source
American Legion Auxiliary
American Legion Auxiliary | Source
Town of Pendleton
Town of Pendleton | Source
Pendleton Elks Lodge
Pendleton Elks Lodge | Source
Pendleton Dental Care
Pendleton Dental Care | Source

Individual Category

Jo and Pete McConnell
Jo and Pete McConnell | Source
Jo and Pete McConnell
Jo and Pete McConnell | Source
Ed and Davie Kirkley
Ed and Davie Kirkley | Source
Jo and Pete McConnell
Jo and Pete McConnell | Source
Jo and Pete McConnell
Jo and Pete McConnell | Source
Jackie Reynolds and Davie Kirkley
Jackie Reynolds and Davie Kirkley | Source
The Greene's
The Greene's | Source
Patsy Green
Patsy Green | Source
Roger Whitfield
Roger Whitfield | Source
McCuen Family
McCuen Family | Source
Raiden Higginbotham
Raiden Higginbotham | Source
Mark Hopkins and Rita Harrison
Mark Hopkins and Rita Harrison | Source

Church/School Category

Pendleton High School FCCLA
Pendleton High School FCCLA | Source
Mount Lebanon Elementary School Lego League Robotics Team
Mount Lebanon Elementary School Lego League Robotics Team | Source
PEEPS - Pendleton United Methodist Church
PEEPS - Pendleton United Methodist Church | Source
Pendleton Presbyterian Church
Pendleton Presbyterian Church | Source
Tri County Financial Aid Office and Money Mgmt Center
Tri County Financial Aid Office and Money Mgmt Center | Source
Pendleton Elementary School
Pendleton Elementary School | Source
Clemson University Division of Plant Mgmt
Clemson University Division of Plant Mgmt | Source
Anderson School Dist 4 Transportation
Anderson School Dist 4 Transportation | Source
Living Hope Baptist Church
Living Hope Baptist Church | Source
First Baptist Church of Pendleton
First Baptist Church of Pendleton | Source
Anderson School District 4 Be sure to go by and see this one as it was hard to get everything in one good picture.
Anderson School District 4 Be sure to go by and see this one as it was hard to get everything in one good picture. | Source
Faith Fellowship Baptist Church
Faith Fellowship Baptist Church | Source

Business Category

Everything Green
Everything Green | Source
Main St. Designs
Main St. Designs | Source
The Framery
The Framery | Source
United Community Bank
United Community Bank | Source
Vdovichenko Bee Farm
Vdovichenko Bee Farm | Source
The Mercantile
The Mercantile | Source
The Dunlap Team
The Dunlap Team | Source
ACI Financial
ACI Financial | Source
The Islander
The Islander | Source
Lake Hartwell Country
Lake Hartwell Country | Source
Arthur L. Bruce, DMD
Arthur L. Bruce, DMD | Source
Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce
Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce | Source
Mountain Made
Mountain Made | Source
Village Alterations
Village Alterations | Source
Village Boutique
Village Boutique | Source
Plez-U
Plez-U | Source
Elevation Dance Co
Elevation Dance Co | Source
Avenue of Oaks
Avenue of Oaks | Source
Hunter's Warehouse
Hunter's Warehouse | Source
Lodge's Greenhouse
Lodge's Greenhouse | Source
Ken Rowland State Farm
Ken Rowland State Farm | Source
Tree South LLC
Tree South LLC | Source
Villages at Town Creek
Villages at Town Creek | Source
Tetramer Technologies LLC
Tetramer Technologies LLC | Source
Clemson Little Theatre
Clemson Little Theatre | Source
Pendleton Square Artist Co-Op
Pendleton Square Artist Co-Op | Source

Artist Category

This category will be judged by a panel of judges and the winner of the $500 prize will be announced at 4 pm at the Fall Harvest Festival on October 22, 2016.

Artist Category 2016

 by Lori Solymosi
by Lori Solymosi | Source
by The Mercantile
by The Mercantile | Source
by Pamela Latour and Debbie Bzdyl
by Pamela Latour and Debbie Bzdyl | Source
by Breanna Corrine
by Breanna Corrine | Source
 by Nancy Marine
by Nancy Marine | Source
by Nancy Marine
by Nancy Marine | Source
by Split Creek Farm
by Split Creek Farm | Source

Slideshow of the 2016 Scarecrow Contest

Important Scarecrow Information!

Join in the fun and create an amazing scarecrow.  You might win some money for you, your neighborhood, business, church, school or organization.
Join in the fun and create an amazing scarecrow. You might win some money for you, your neighborhood, business, church, school or organization. | Source

Let's Make 2016 the Best Scarecrow Contest Ever!

YEAR
ENTRIES
2012
56
2013
72
2014
59
2015
65
2016
72

Where is Pendleton, South Carolina?

A marker105 Exchange St. Pendleton SC -
Exchange St, Pendleton, SC 29670, USA
get directions

Village Green in historic Pendleton, SC

Take a look at some of last year's scarecrows

How it all began

In 2012 when the Fall Harvest Festival Committee got together, Jo McConnell suggested we have a Scarecrow Contest to replace the Bubba Bake Off which was losing interest. The Bubba Bake Off was a success for a number of years and it replaced the Outhouse Race which was also successful for several years. It was now time for something new and Jo convinced the committee that this would work. Of course, anyone who knows Jo knows that whatever she is involved in is usually a big success due to her amazing creativity. She recruited the help of her dear husband, Pete, and together they made the first Pendleton Scarecrow Contest a great event to go along with our Fall Harvest Festival. Take a look below at some of the first scarecrows to come to Pendleton!

2012 Pendleton Scarecrows - Our First Year!

Not in the contest but want to decorate anyway?

Alpine AJY164 Harvest Decoration "Annual Scarecrow Contest" Statuary, 10"
Alpine AJY164 Harvest Decoration "Annual Scarecrow Contest" Statuary, 10"

If you enter the contest you are not allowed to use store bought scarecrow decorations like this. If you are not entering the contest and just want something fun for your yard or patio, this may just do the trick. It is water resistant so should hold up nicely.

This Harvest Decoration would go right along with our Scarecrow Theme and would bring a smile to passersby. It is colorful and festive looking.

 

Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival October 22, 2016

A great day for the whole family!
A great day for the whole family! | Source

Come Join the Fun in Pendleton!

Davie Kirkley and the Pendleton Garden Club sure made our Village Green look festive last fall.  I am anxious to see what they come up with this year.
Davie Kirkley and the Pendleton Garden Club sure made our Village Green look festive last fall. I am anxious to see what they come up with this year. | Source

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      Deb Bryan 12 months ago from Chico California

      Sounds like fun! Best of luck to all the entries.