Registration now open for 10th annual “Scarecrows in the Park” competition Oct. 11-27

Graphic soliciting participants in the 10th Annual Scarecrows in the Park Competition

Registration deadline : 09/20/2019

Fort Myers, FL, Aug. 6, 2019 – The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation invites the Southwest Florida community to participate in its 10th annual “Scarecrows in the Park” competition during the Lakes Park Fall Festival, planned for Oct. 11-27 at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers.

Local businesses, community members, organizations, schools and youth groups such as Scouts and 4-H can join the competition fun by fashioning custom-made scarecrows to be displayed at Lakes Park during the festival.

Proceeds will benefit park-enhancing projects and programs funded and managed by the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories by a team of celebrity judges at the Scarecrows VIP Party on Saturday, Oct. 12. Fall Festival attendees will vote for their favorites in the People’s Choice competition. People’s Choice winners will be announced the last week of the festival.


Registration button for the 10th Annual Scarecrows in the Park competition

Click on REGISTER NOW; fill out application and pay online or by invoice. YOUTH GROUPS REGISTER FREE. 

“The Fall Festival and Scarecrows in the Park have evolved into the ultimate kickoff to ‘season’ here in Lee County,” said Foundation Vice President and fundraising chair Tara Molloy. “This is our 10th anniversary for Scarecrows in the Park – it should be the biggest yet.”

More than 50,000 visitors attend the Fall Festival each year, Molloy said.

The deadline for competition registration is Sept. 20. Teachers, Scout troop leaders, business sponsors and anyone else interested in participating should visit or email Foundation Executive Director Erin White at You will be placed on a mailing list for Scarecrows-related communications, including official application, sponsor/builder match-ups, deadlines and build schedules, volunteer opportunities and any other related communications.

Photos from past competitions available upon request – email 

NEED SOME INSPIRATION?  Check out photos from previous competitions: CLICK HERE