Discover Easton announces Scarecrow Decorating Contest

A friendly challenge to Easton businesses and community organizations has been issued: Who can build the most creative scarecrow display? 

Discover Easton has announced the inaugural Scarecrow Decorating Contest for October 2 – November 15. The event challenges local businesses to build a creative, fall-themed scarecrow and display it at their location. Folks can then stroll Easton to discover the whimsical displays, share pictures on social media, and vote online for a chance to win prizes.

“It will be fun seeing the scarecrows adorning our local businesses,” Discover Easton Marketing & Events Coordinator Jeff Lankford said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to get people out of their homes to explore our lovely town during one of our favorite seasons.”

Scarecrows will begin popping up in Easton during First Friday on October 2. An online map of all locations where scarecrows are on display can be found at Those seeking photo-ops can plot their walking courses and participate by voting online for their favorite display. Scarecrows will be decorated around Easton and continuously added to the online map up to November 15. 

Anybody that takes pictures of the Easton scarecrows and posts them on Facebook or Instagram with #EastonMDScarecrows is automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Hunters’ Tavern at the Tidewater Inn. Vote online at to help pick the winning Easton scarecrow decoration. In addition, one voter will be selected to win a one night’s stay at the historic Tidewater Inn in downtown Easton.

“We know voters will have fun finding the scarecrows and will take great pictures to share online,” Lankford said. “We also hope that everyone takes a moment to stop into our local businesses during their fall strolls and support them by shopping small and buying local as we approach the holiday season.”

Organizations that wish to participate still have time to register. Visit to complete the free entry form to be added to the competition and online map.

About Discover Easton: Discover Easton is a marketing, promotion and events non-profit organization operating as a member of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. The mission of Discover Easton is to enhance, promote, and preserve the vitality of Easton’s independent merchants which benefit business owners, residents and visitors; and to bring awareness to the Town’s historical roots and lifestyles.

For more information regarding Discover Easton and its events, please visit or email Stay connected to Discover Easton on social media: @discovereaston.