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Scarecrow Building Contest

Contest Setup Dates & Times 


The gate opens on Friday, October 25th, at 3 pm.


Sponsors can come to the ranch when gates open to begin their scarecrow building and or setup of the Scarecrow display. Setup runs from 3 pm to 5 pm (the sun sets @ 6:41). After that there will be a VIP party in the Blue Barn from 6 pm to 10 pm.


This party is FREE to all sponsors of the event. 

More details can be found below.



4181 SW Boatramp Ave, Palm City, FL 34990

Contact Josh Cell: 813-830-8837


Prizes & Recognition 

(People’s Choice Award) The public will decide on the winner of the Scarecrow competition on Sunday.


Those who signed up at the higher sponsor levels (Platinum & Gold) will have the chance to win the grand prize. The winner will receive a Grand Prize Award Certificate for the Big Blue Barn venue. (price value of $8,000).


Those who signed up at a lower sponsor level are eligible to win the runner-up prize.  The Winner of this prize will receive a certificate for Pinterest Palace (price value of $3,500).


*NOTE: the certificates are only valid for available dates and must be approved by the Rockin H Ranch staff. The certificate is non-transferable.



The construction of the scarecrows must be durable, and all ornamentation securely attached as they may be subjected to severe wind/rain. No electronics, tiki torches, or other flammable objects may be placed on the Scarecrow. Rockin H Ranch reserves the right to remove any scarecrow that may pose a hazard. 


Armature & Design

  • Participants are responsible for the design, creation, and installation of their scarecrows. 

  • Participants are responsible for supplying all materials 

  • Rockin H Ranch will supply the posts in the ground to secure your scarecrow

  • Absolutely no sinking or placing anything for your scarecrow display in the ground without Ranch supervision

  • Participants should bring a method for attaching the Scarecrow such as clamps, zip ties, wire, and/or rope, etc.

Size Limit

Maximum height of 10 ft. Maximum circumference area of 8 ft. The entire structure should be the dimension of the Scarecrow. Your exhibit may include more than one figure but not more than three. 

Building or Delivery of Scarecrow

  • Participants may bring their scarecrow fully assembled or assemble on-site Friday, October 27th between 3 pm and 6 pm (dinner and cash bar begin at 6 pm)  

  • Participants are responsible for clean-up around their scarecrow entry after construction.  



All entries are subject to limitations of space available, as well as the standards of the display as established by Rockin H Ranch. The Rockin H Ranch Fall Festival committee reserves the right to deny entry privileges to displays considered offensive. Scarecrows must be in good taste and not reflect any controversial/social/or political situations. Neither Rockin H Ranch nor its officers or employees will be held responsible for any injury or damage associated with the Fall Festival Scarecrow Contest.

It is understood that Rockin H Ranch and their officers and employees may use photographs of, stories about, and the actual scarecrow entries themselves and entrance names for publicity and promotion of the event.


Duration / Removal of Scarecrows

  • All scarecrow entries must remain on display from October 25th and 26th until the end of the event and must be removed no later than the end of day on November 3rd 

  • Entrees not picked up by the noted dates will become the property of Rockin H Ranch. 

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