October 7, 2017 all-day
Downtown Madison CT
Chamber of Commerce

Scarecrows Invade Madison

Scarecrows are returning to Madison in October!

The Madison Chamber invites you to participate as Scarecrows Invade downtown Madison for the 8th year in a row! This is a wonderful way to show off the talents of your family, class, organization or business! All can participate – schools, businesses, families, individuals, and community groups.


Register & Pay

Registration is now open! Please visit our Scarecrow Registration 2017


  1. Scarecrows must be in good taste and suitable for viewing by all.
  2. Scarecrows must be freestanding or supported by a prop (wheelbarrow, chair, etc.)
  3. Entire display must fit in an approximate 4 x 4 foot area.
  4. The Madison Chamber of Commerce (MCC) will determine the location for your scarecrow on a first come, first served basis, unless you request a specific location or scarecrow is being placed at your business location
  5. MCC is not responsible for loss or damage to scarecrows while on display.
  6. You are responsible for setting the scarecrow up in the designated spot and taking a digital photo to submit to the Chamber for online contest viewing.
  7. Judging will be by on-line public balloting, hosted by The Source newspaper, from October 13 through October 28.
  8. Winners will be announced on Halloween at the town’s “Trunk or Treat” event on the Town Green.
  9. MCC reserves the right to use photographs and/or names of individuals and organizations for advertising and promotional purposes.

Important Dates

October 7 (10am-12pm) – Bring completed scarecrow to the area near the Key Bank Courtyard downtown. Representatives of the Madison Chamber of Commerce will be there for check-in and location assignment. You are responsible for setting the scarecrow up in the designated spot.
October 9 – Scarecrows must be in place.
October 13 – Online public judging begins.
October 28 – Last day for online voting
October 31 – Winners announced at the Trunk or Treat” event on the Town Green.