Harvest Decoration Contest
Presented by the Methuen Recreation Department and the Nevins Library
Build a scarecrow or decorate a pumpkin to adorn the library grounds!
This contest is open to all ages, and prizes will be awarded for the best creations!
Scarecrows can be designed for two categories: “Traditional” and “Something a Little
Different” (e.g., humorous, based on sports or pop culture, etc.).
Please set up your scarecrow on the front lawn of the library; you will see stakes with numbers on them to indicate where displays should be placed (and you can use the stakes to support your scarecrow if you’d like). Be sure to make note of the number on the stake where you set up, and after set-up please go to the library’s website to register your display (signs in the display area will provide a link and a scannable QR code for registration).
Pumpkins must be painted, or otherwise decorated, but not carved; you may use real or foam pumpkins. (Beginning October 8, a limited number of free pumpkins will be available for you to pick up at the library and bring home to decorate on a first-come, first-served basis, or you can use a pumpkin you’ve bought yourself.)
Please set up your pumpkin on the wooden pallets on the library grounds; you will see numbers to indicate where to place your pumpkin. Be sure to make note of the number you place your pumpkin on, and after set-up please go to the library’s website to register your display (signs in the display area will provide a link and a scannable QR code for registration).
Display Set-up: October 19-22
Public viewing: October 25-31
Display retrieval: If you wish to take your entry home, please remove it from the grounds on November 1st or by November 2nd by 5pm.
Please keep in mind that this is a family event and do not submit designs that are political, religious, or violent. The Nevins Library reserves the right to take down any displays deemed inappropriate.