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Scarecrow Walk with Morris Arboretum

15th Annual

Scarecrow Design Contest



Morris Arboretum's Scarecrow Design Contest is back for the 15th year!


Spooky Scarecrow is this year's design theme!  It’s your chance to re-create a scarecrow version of your favorite spooky Halloween character for display at the Morris Arboretum! Scarecrows will be on display throughout the Arboretum from October 1 through October 31. Visitors will vote for their favorite scarecrow online to determine the winners. The top three scarecrows win a cash prize—top prize is $250.

Registration deadline is Thursday, September 22.
Members: $25 | Non-members: $30


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PICK-UP DATES FOR SUPPLIES
September 17 through September 25
During regular Arboretum hours

Pick up your scarecrow frame, straw, burlap and twine at the Arboretum’s front gate during public hours.

DROP-OFF DATE AT THE ARBORETUM
September 26 through September 27
4:30 – 7:00 pm

Drop off your completed scarecrow at the Bloomfield Farm, the entrance to which is directly across from the entrance to the Arboretum.



15th Annual

Scarecrow Walk


The scarecrows are back! More than 30 scarecrows will be on display throughout the Arboretum beginning October 1 through Halloween. The theme this year is “Spooky Scarecrows.” Be sure to vote for your favorite, which will determine the top prize winners. Wear your costume for trick-or-treating along the scarecrow walk October 29 and 30 from 1 to 3 pm!

And the winners are...

1st Place


Miss Scarlyn Crow by Troop 71620

2nd Place


Officer Mary Jane by “Honorarium of Mary Jane Wilfong”

3rd Place


Pandemic Mom by Roxy Y Moms


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Alerts & Updates

The Arboretum is closed to the public today (9/6) due to potential flooding.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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