Scarecrow Contest Underway in Toccoa

Time remains to get involved in this year’s Toccoa Scarecrow Contest.

Main Street Toccoa is hosting its third annual scarecrow contest this month.

Scarecrows are already going up around Toccoa and Stephens County, but Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that there is still time to participate.

“This year, we have extended it to all of Stephens County,” said Crosby. “We are excited to see some of the companies participating in the county as well as in the city. We are extending it until the end of this week, but we do want to have them up in time to welcome all of our visitors and guests for Currahee Military Weekend.”

Main Street is asking that scarecrows remain up through the Toccoa Harvest Festival, which takes place the weekend of November 3 and 4.

Crosby said that participating businesses, churches, and schools should work to spotlight their organization through the scarecrow in as original a way as possible.

“We encourage people to have their scarecrow be representative of their business,” said Crosby. “We have got some very clever ones that have already been set up.”

Businesses must register in order to participate, but there is no registration fee.

There is a $150 first prize, $75 second prize, and $50 third prize.

Crosby said the scarecrows will be judged in two different ways.

“We are going to have a group of three judges go around and judge, but we are also going to have the public vote for their favorites,” said Crosby, who said voting locations will be at Toccoa City Hall, the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce, and AM 630 WNEG Radio.

For more information or a copy of the registration form, call Main Street Toccoa at 706-282-3309.