Banner Photo for the 2021 Contest

Design Your Own Downtown Scarecrow!

An exciting, festive downtown is important to many of our local businesses. That is why the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce is excited to roll out our 2021 Scarecrow Contest.

Working with our friends from Newburyport Bank, we would like to invite the public to participate in this 3rd Annual event! Submit an application to build your own, unique scarecrow that will be placed on display in our downtown. As part of the application process, individuals, organizations, clubs, teams, and businesses are asked to submit an application to the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce.

All instructions, Rules, and Application HERE:Scarecrow Application

Applications must be submitted by September 30th, and they must include basic contact information, a preference for the light post(s) that you’d like to adopt (map in application packet above), a description of the scarecrow you intend to construct, and a $25.00 donation to the Amesbury Chamber.

Applicants are asked to set up at their approved light post over the course of Saturday, October 2nd & Sunday, October 3rd. During those days the Chamber Office at 5 Market Square will have twine, zip ties, and tape available to help applicants affix their scarecrows to their approved light post. Please read the contest rules on size and design restrictions.

Amesbury Scarecrow Contest from 2020 where Monique Griffin created a trio of Minions

Voting For The Best Scarecrow

Beginning on October 4th, and running through October 17th, the general public is invited to cast ballots in support of which scarecrows show the most Amesbury Pride, and which one stands out as a general favorite, and which one best incorporates the 2021 theme – which is movie characters! Ballots will be available at the Chamber of Commerce as well as select Chamber member businesses. Completed ballots must be returned to the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce Office. There is no limit to the number of times a person can submit a ballot, but we ask that visitors please respect the good fun (and hard work of our creators) by employing the honor system – don’t stuff the ballot box! There is also a fourth category where visitors to the Chamber’s Facebook page can like the photos of their favorite scarecrows, with the creator of the scarecrow whose picture gets the most likes getting awarded a prize.

Votes will be tallied and winners announced on October 19th. The designer of each winning scarecrow will win a $100.00 gift certificate to a local business of their choice (the business must be a member of the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce). Additionally, during the course of this contest, local businesses will be sponsoring their own prize opportunities for both designers and the general public.

For more information, please contact the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce at 978-388-3178.

On behalf of our local business community, thank you for helping us make our community more festive, more fun, and even more supportive of our downtown businesses.