Scarecrow trail planned to liven up fall


Last updated 9/28/2022 at 10:38am

The Coulee area looked so festive last year with scarecrows that another Scarecrow Trail is planned this year by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce.

During the scarecrow trail, residents and businesses display scarecrows outside of businesses and in their neighborhoods.

This year’s event will be held from Oct. 15-Nov.15 and participants have until Oct. 14 to register to be included in the contest, with awards given for first, second, and third place.

“We are sure that the scarecrows displayed will be nothing short of fantastic! Let’s see if we can outdo ourselves,” Chamber Executive Director Rachelle Baughman says in a description of the event. “Your imagination and creativity is unlimited to put forth a scary, funny, creepy or pretty scarecrow that people will enjoy seeing as they walk or drive through the Coulee area!”

People will be encouraged to drive around the area to view the scarecrows and “our amazing businesses, clubs, organizations, schools, churches, youth groups, etc., are encouraged to participate,” the event description reads.

More information on registration and the requirements can be found at, and Baughman can be reached at the chamber at 509-633-3074 as well.

The chamber can help in designating a spot for your scarecrow, as well as with installation. 

Using carved pumpkins or other living material is discouraged as it could very well decompose during the duration of the event, and the scarecrow should be made sturdy to endure the rain and the wind.

The scarecrows will be judged on design and creativity to determine the winners.


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