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Scarecrow Row
Trick or Treat on Main Street

Safe and fun trick or treating on Main Street Alachua

October 28th 

6:00 - 8:00

Want to hand out Candy?



Scarecrows can be placed on Main Street and in the Alachua Town Centre. Members who wish to have a pole in the Alachua Town Centre Area will be included in the judging for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. 1st place will win the $500 grand prize. The guidelines below will apply to these poles. Please let us know if you want a pole in this area because poles in this area are limited.

September 28th - Applications and fees must be received. (Corporate and Small Business Sponsors applications must be received by September 28, 2023 to ensure names will be on the appropriate banners and/or posters.)

Sept. 30th - Oct 11th - Decorate assigned pole.

October 16th-19th Judging for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place is scheduled for the morning.

October 28th - Winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. at the Alachua Chamber Parking Lot where the "Wizard of Oz" movie will be shown. 

November 4th - All Scarecrows must be removed by 5 p.m.


  1. Scarecrows should be decorated in keeping with the Theme, "Wizard of Oz".

  2. Signage for your Scarecrow will be provided to you by the Alachua Chamber of Commerce and will include the information YOU provided on your application form. 

  3. You may also add a sign to your scarecrow.

  4. Scarecrow must be secured to the pole with strapping – NO TAPE.  

  5. Scarecrows must not encroach on the walkways or streets.

  6. Please use weather resistant materials that are not valuable.

  7. Please visit your Scarecrow at least once a week to freshen and repair.

  8. Please do not use unsafe materials and/or installation techniques.

If you want to have a Scarecrow Buddy and need suggestions, please contact us for a buddy list.

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