Scarecrow Contest

Presented by The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce

Scarecrow Contest brought to you by Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce

OCT 1st — OCT 31st

The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is very excited to promote our Third Annual Scarecrow Contest! Our towns are well known for attracting fans of Halloween, including a Zombie Crawl, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ghost Tours, High Heel Contests, and dozens of incredibly decorated homes and businesses. Other contests in the area attract thousands of visitors.


Get Started Now!

The Sooner You Start, The Better Chance Of Being The Winner!

It’s Free To Participate

The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce is very excited to announce we will be holding the scarecrow contest again! COVID-19 cannot cancel this annual event!  The Chamber will help promote your scarecrow (and your business!) by sharing your photo on our social media posts, press releases, an ad in the Herald, an online gallery, and a voting poll.


Gather your ideas and materials.

Need some inspiration? Here’s a few ideas to get you started!

Basic: Use some old clothes and a fun t-shirt. Stuff it with hay and call it a day!

Step It Up: Come up with a theme that matches your business. Waiter Scarecrow for your restaurant, or wrap it up with gauze to make a mummy day-at-the-spa scarecrow. You get the idea…

Advanced: Team up with your neighbors, create a theme, and encourage your patrons to visit each location to take a photo of all of your scarecrows.

Register Your Scarecrow Online

Once your Scarecrow comes to life, take a photo in front of your business, and register your scarecrow (see below). Again, it’s FREE to participate.

Promote Your Creation! Share, Post, Make It Go Viral!

Encourage others to participate so we have an army of scarecrows to really make this a blast! The more we have, the more visitors we’ll attract to come to your shops and businesses. The Chamber will be advertising the contest via press releases, social media, and print advertising.

Be A Winner!

From October 1st thru October 31st, the Scarecrow Contest will gather votes to select contest winners. A prize (and a year’s worth of bragging rights) will be awarded to the best scarecrow.

This Year's Contestants

Lambertville Trading Company

43 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ

This is Lady Latte. She is from a large, bustling city and is trying to find a quieter place to hang her hat. Lambertville caught her eye and she wanted to spend some time with us before settling down. Hopefully we are her cup of coffee and hope she decides to stay for a long time…..


26 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ

Captain Lambertville and Captain New Hope are Delaware River pirates. They ply the waters of the mighty Delaware River. But rather than instilling fear in the hearts of fisherpeople and boaters, Captain Lambertville and Captain New Hope make friends everywhere they go. With their parrot Squawk, they enjoy sharing good times on the river with all who come to visit. When not out on the water, the Captains enjoy chatting with visitors and residents alike who enjoy the benches outside of Sojourner.

Edward Jones – Lacy Phelps

7 Kingwood Ave East
Frenchtown, New Jersey 08825

This is Retirement Sally. She enjoys shopping in Frenchtown, afternoon bridge, and long days at the beach. Her family is the most important thing in her life, which is why she recently purchased a home in Nags Head, NC for the entire family to enjoy. She’s also contemplating her first tattoo, “It’s five o’clock somewhere.”

Red Tulip Gallery Crafts

19 W Bridge Street
New Hope, PA

Red Rita, the Artsy Witch, is a friendly witch who loves to paint. She flew in to set up her easel by the Red Tulip Gallery and cheerfully paints the red flowers adorning the gardens. Looks like red just might be her favorite color.

Humble Cafe + Bakery

7 North Main Street
Lambertville, New Jersey 08560

“Vegan Vinny” is a hipster vegan with 1990s style and a 2020 love for the planet. His full sleeves of hardcore tattoos and his rock-and-roll hair belie his care and concern for the crows, not to mention all the birds and beasties (especially the ones that go bump in the night). He’ll never eat crow, but he WILL feed them. Rock on, Vinny!

Blue Line Tax & Accounting Services

228 Milford Mount Pleasant Road
Milford, New Jersey 08848

This is our scarecrow, MR. MAX who loves TAX!!
He is so excited about the outcome and all the money Blue Line saved him this past year he is cartwheeling away from our drop box with his tax return in hand!!

People’s Store Antiques Center

People’s Store Antiques Center
Lambertville, NJ

I am The Color Queen. I bring together the many ‘colorful’ merchants, friends, and community members who make up this special little village. Each of us unique in what we collect, what we live for, who we love, what we believe in… Colorful souls, rising together, to a brighter tomorrow. Come see us at The Peoples Antique Store. Lead artist: Kelly Sullivan with collaboration from dealers at The Peoples Store, local friends and neighbors, and the rock fairy. Kelly’s fine art studio is on the ‘other’ 3rd floor of The Peoples Antique Store.

Vecere Jewelers

19 Bridge Street
Lambertville, New Jersey 08530

Roman Goddess of jewelry and gold, Theia has come to visit our store! After thousands of years she has taken the shape of a friendly witch.

Bank of Princeton

10 Bridge Street
Lambertville, New Jersey 08530

Mr. Shad Crow (wearing his shad t-shirt) with his rod and fish is looking forward to Shad Fest next year! He was created by local resident Florence.
Thank you to Bank of Princeton for allowing Mr. Shad Crow to hang on your porch.

More Than Q BBQ Co.

13 Klines Court
Lambertville, NJ

Hailing from the darkest cornfields on the plains… our scarecrow has been menacing the cattle ranchers of the “Wild West” since the earliest days of the frontier… he has found a new haunt in our sleepy little town to bring terror to Klines Court!

Register Your Scarecrow Here

Scarecrow Contest
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The Delaware River Towns Scarecrow Contest is FREE to participate. If you are currently a member, we request that you select your listing from below. If you are not a member, please consider signing up today. We have several options available to best fit your needs. Once you register as a member, your listing will automatically be available as an option below. Otherwise, please check "My business is not listed yet" to enter your Scarecrow location by address.



No Fireworks This Year…

Sorry to announce… We are not holding fireworks this year, including the 4th of July. There’s still plenty to do in Lambertville such as kayaking/tubing on the river and e-bike sales/rentals. And our shops and restaurants will be excited to see you!