Fall comes around and folks are putting out the pumpkins and mums to decorate. Take a drive through down town and you're bound to find that the business of main street and beyond are putting out their best scarecrows for the whole community to enjoy! This annual contest has grown into an event that decorates the city with Fall festivity.
Everyone is invited to participate with their scarecrows, whether it be scary, traditional, businesses or community members! The more that people participate, the more fun it is to wander downtown and for the kids who come to Main Street during the safe trick-or-treat.
Rules for the Scarecrow contest are as follows:
1- Scarecrows must be given a number by the Chamber of Commerce Coordinator
2- Keep it tasteful, no politics!
3- Scarecrows should be up by October 15th and be taken down by November 2nd
4- Winners will be announced by local celebrity judges on Halloween
5-There are three categories to enter in, Traditional, Scary and Industry
6- Each category winner will receive $100 Chamber Bucks
In conjunction with the Scarecrow contest, the Chamber is having a selfie contest with the scarecrows. Participants must take a selfie with their favorite scarecrow and post it to the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page by tagging them @cumberlandchamberofcommerce or using #CUMBERLANDSCARECROWS in the post. The winner will be chosen at random on Halloween and will get $20 Chamber Bucks