Cash prizes up to one thousand dollars in Eureka’s 7th annual scarecrow hunt


EUREKA, Mo. – Communities are finding safe ways to celebrate the fall. Eureka’s 7th Annual Scarecrow Festival is officially underway. This year’s festival features new events, including a competitive scarecrow hunt.

Over 300 handmade, unique scarecrows are scattered all around the community for you, your family, and friends to find. You can enter to win a cash prize by submitting a selfie of you and one of the scarecrow displays to your Facebook page. Each submission must have the Scarecrow Festival page (@ScarecrowFestivalEurekaMO) and the company or organization that has the scarecrow in your post. 

First place wins $1000, second place wins $500, and third place wins $250. You could have over 200 entries if you post a selfie with every single display, but they must be submitted by October 3. Each registered scarecrow can be found on this map.

Winners will be announced on November 1.

In addition to the scarecrow hunt, Eureka and local business partners are hosting fun events all month long, including a drive-in movie night, haunted corn maze, and Superhero Saturday.

You can find a calendar of events here.

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