Scarecrows are about to invade Woodstock

WOODSTOCK — The weather is starting to cool down, which means an army of scarecrows are about to invade Downtown Woodstock.

Visit Woodstock GA announced the dates of the 2022 WDSTK Scarecrow Invasion in Downtown Woodstock. Registration begins on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Woodstock Visitors Center at 8588 Main Street.

This year’s event is set to be Woodstock’s biggest to date featuring a record 220 scarecrow displays making it one of the largest scarecrow events in the southeast.

Participants are required to register for the event in person. A line forms along Main Street hours before the visitors center opens for scarecrow registration each year, so you will want to arrive early to reserve a prime spot for your scarecrow display.

Spaces in the event are limited and most if not all of them will be reserved by close of business on Sept. 1.

This year’s registration fee is $100 for businesses and $50 for individuals and non-profits. The public votes for their favorite scarecrows throughout the month of October. Voting takes place at the visitors center which is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Voting costs $1 per vote. Businesses with scarecrow displays may accept votes in their place of business as well.

The winners receive bragging rights and a trophy.

The proceeds from the Scarecrow Invasion benefit INSeason, the design committee for IN WDSTK that imagines and implements design initiatives for the Downtown Woodstock area. The money raised from this event will help in the beautification of Downtown Woodstock including seasonal landscaping and holiday decor.

Installation of scarecrow displays will take place between Sept. 26 and Sept. 30. The scarecrows will be on display through the month of October and they will all be removed by Nov. 3.

For more information on the 2022 WDSTK Scarecrow Invasion including rules and a map of scarecrow locations, go to visitwoodstockga.com/scarecrow.


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