Scarecrow Bash is back in Del Norte


Photos by Lyndsie Ferrell The annual Scarecrow Bash in Del Norte kicks off Sept. 22. Del Norte will be adorned with festive displays through Oct. 9 and the public is invited to help pick the winning display.

DEL NORTE — It is time to pull out the fall attire and use it to dress up a scarecrow for the return of the Scarecrow Bash. Autumn is here, evident by the foliage of the trees beginning to change color and now is the time to enjoy the last few days of summer warmth.

The annual Scarecrow Bash has been an area favorite for the past four years and every year it gets bigger and better.

The rules are simple. Local businesses and residents decorate their porches, sidewalks, lawns, windows and more with scarecrows and fall decorations to be included in the contest. In previous years, the Scarecrow Bash has painted the streets of Del Norte in shades of orange, yellow, brown, red and more.

According to the press release provided by the Del Norte Chamber of Commerce, the Scarecrow Bash is a community-wide event that invites businesses and residents to use their creativity to build a scarecrow that suits their unique style.

Registration will begin on Sept. 22 and the contest will conclude on Oct. 8. Beginning on Sept. 29, there will be a map of scarecrows available on the Chamber's website and physical copies will be available at the front desk at High Valley Community Center, 595 Grand Ave. 

Voting will begin on Sept. 29 and will end on Oct. 8. To vote, people will need to take a picture next to the scarecrow of their choosing — one residential and or one business. Text the photo(s), with their name and DNFALL2021 to 1-833-455-0652. People should receive a confirmation text. If people do not receive the confirmation text, they are asked to call the Chamber to confirm their vote. Reminder, the photo must be a picture of you next to the scarecrow to be a valid vote. 

This year, the Chamber will award the top three residential winners a $50 gift card. Businesses will receive a prize valued at $100. Winners will be announced on Friday, Oct. 8, on the Chamber's website. 

For more information or voting assistance, contact the Chamber.

  • Registration: Begins on Sept. 22
  • Scarecrow building: Sept. 22-Oct. 8
  • Voting: Sept. 29-Oct. 8
  • Prizes: three $50 gift certificates to residential winners; one prize valued at $100 for the business winner.