Downtown Scarecrow Contest


Our Downtown Scarecrow Contest began in 2015 and continues to grow every year! Residents, organizations, businesses, and anyone interested are able to enter a scarecrow to be placed in the downtown corridor during the month of October.

Scarecrows will be displayed in the Downtown Romulus district from October 3rd through November 4th. Participants must pre-register as space is limited. Registration may be done in person at Romulus City Hall during regular business hours or submitted via email to Community Services.

Scarecrow Contest Application (PDF)

The contest is open to individuals, businesses, organizations, and clubs. There is no fee for entry.

All scarecrows must be dropped off at the DPW by October 3rd.


All scarecrows must be designed so that they will stand upright and supplied with materials necessary to display them in an upright manner. Commercially made scarecrows are not allowed. 6' x 3' scarecrow frames are available for purchase from the Community Development office at the Romulus City Hall for $5 each on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Scarecrows must be in good taste and appropriate for viewing by the public and families. Must be absent of adult, political, and religious themes. No frightening, scary, violent, gruesome, or bloody entries will be accepted.

Scarecrow Contest Flyer 2022

Scarecrow Contest Flyer (PDF)