Scarecrow Contest

The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to participate in the 13th Annual Scarecrow Contest this Fall.  Scarecrows will be set up along East and West Main Street and in front of participating businesses in Cherokee.

Anyone can enter.  The Scarecrow contest is open to any group, business, individual or family. Scarecrows will be judged on originality, quality, and theme. Prizes will be awarded to the top entries.

“We hope everyone joins in the fun this fall by decorating scarecrows in our business district,” shares Julie Hering Kent, Executive Director for the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce.  “The scarecrows attract the attention of people visiting our community and draws people downtown to enjoy them.”

Entries may be set up beginning Friday, September 20th and must be in place by Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 PM.  All scarecrows must remain on display outdoors September 21 thru October 25, and therefore are required to be able to withstand the elements.  Scarecrows may be picked up anytime after October 25.

Entry Deadline is Tuesday, September 3.  Contestants will be assigned a location for their scarecrow after that deadline.  Businesses wanting to place their scarecrow in front of their own business may also do so.

Register online now

Scarecrow Contest Rules

Cherokee is your place to be… for a day, a weekend or a lifetime.

Cherokee sits in the beautiful Little Sioux River Valley in Northwest Iowa. We are located at the junction of U.S. Hwy 59 and State Hwy. 3, about 60 miles northeast of Sioux City, IA. The Little Sioux River winds through town and provides an excellent recreational source for fishing and canoeing as well as a backdrop to a beautiful park system.

Our Historic Downtown was built in the 1870’s and features many unique shopping opportunities. Cherokee’s Main Street was designated as a Cultural District by the State of Iowa in 2004. Live music and entertainment can be heard throughout the year, but especially during the annual Jazz & Blues Festival.

Cherokee is home to the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Cherokee County Fair, Depot Renovation and Cherokee Symphony.

The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce strives to make Cherokee a positive place to live, visit and do business. Whether you are looking for something entertaining to do this weekend, or a new community to call home, a good place to shop or a place to open a new business, the Cherokee Chamber can help.

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