7th Annual Scarecrow Contest & Display


The 2022 Broome County Parks 7th Annual Scarecrow Contest and Display is back at Otsiningo Park October 3rd-23rd. Contest Entry is FREE and OPEN to all! (Individuals, businesses, organizations, schools, clubs, groups and families).

Design and create your own scarecrow and enter to win prizes.

Entry Form deadline has been extended from September 23rd to September 27th. Entry forms must be received by September 27th by 4pm.

Voting will start on Monday, October 3 at Otsiningo Park!  We will only have in-person voting this year, there will be no online voting. There will be a voting station with ballots and mailbox to cast your vote near scarecrow displays! Please see set-up information and rules below. 

For entry form and rules please follow the link Scarecrow Contest Entry Form & Rules.

For more information or questions: email bcparks@broomecountyny.gov or call 607-778-3560.  


  • Contest is free of charge and open to anyone (individuals, families, groups, businesses). Participants must set up their entries at Otsiningo Park in the Town of Dickinson Sept 30 & Oct. 1-2, 2022.
  • Participants will be assigned a spot and provided a 5-ft post but must supply their own means to secure the scarecrow to the post. Total display size must not exceed 6 ft high and 8 feet wide. Entries must be weather-resistant; the use of perishable items is not recommended. Participants are responsible for maintaining their entry throughout the contest duration.
  • Participants may include a sign with their display, indicating the name of the group, family, or business, if desired; signs may not exceed 11x17 inches. No handouts or free giveaways may be associated with entries.
  •  Winners will be determined by votes placed at the park-by-park visitors and online. Voting will take place 10/3-10/23/22. Winners will be announced on Friday, 10/28/22 .
  • All entries must be removed between 10/24-10/31. Items remaining after that time will become property of Broome County Parks.
  • Broome County Parks is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items. This is a family-friendly event. No gruesome or horrific entries will be permitted. No Soliciting.
  • Broome County Parks reserves the right to refuse or remove any entry deemed offensive or inappropriate.
  • Questions may be directed to (607)778-2193 or bcparks@broomecountyny.gov


Mail: Broome County Parks, PO Box 1766, Binghamton, NY 13902
Bring: Broome County Parks, County Office Bldg., 60 Hawley St, 5th Floor, Binghamton
Fax: (607) 778-2356
Email: bcparks@broomecountyny.gov

Return No later than September 23, 2022



Publish Date
August 5, 2022