For the last three years, Morris Arboretum has held the Scarecrow Design Contest right before Halloween. Families create a scarecrow, give it a creative name and enter it into the competition.
I love the Scarecrow Design Contest and Scarecrow Walk . Not only does the contest begin when the leafs start changing colors and the weather cools down (my favorite season), but the Scarecrows are always so creatively and wonderfully built. Kids, beaming with pride after the family fun activity of building the Scarecrows, drop off their creation with their parents here at the Morris Arboretum and inevitably ask "Do you think we are going to win?" It is not up to me but there are some great Scarecrows that I think are serious contenders!