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Pendleton Scarecrow Contest 2015

Pendleton Scarecrow Contest 2015

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Experience Pendleton SC this Fall!

If you come to Pendleton this fall you will not only enjoy the beautiful autumn foliage but you will also see our historic town filled with clever scarecrows. This is a special year for us as we are celebrating the town's 225th birthday and we hope to have 225 scarecrows around town. These are not your ordinary scarecrows. They are very clever and it is always an amazing sight to see.

Our Fall Harvest Festival will be on October 24th from 10 to 5 on the Village Green and there will be over 100 vendors selling their wares, crafts, art and delicious food. There will also be great entertainment and old fashioned games for the children. This will also be the last day that you can vote for your favorite scarecrow but Thursday and Friday before the Festival you will be able to vote right here. It is hard to look at them without smiling so beware, they will make you happy! You might want to bring your camera and get your photo with your favorite scarecrow.

While you are in town, please take time to visit the wonderful shops and restaurants. We think you will be glad you did!

Thank you to all who participated! These are amazing scarecrows.

Let the Voting Begin!

Congratulations to the Winners

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Scarecrows and Their Creators are Appreciated!

Thank you to all who volunteer to create Scarecrows for Pendleton. Our Community Spirit really shines through these wonderful, fun creatures and brings smiles to so many faces. It is a joy to sit on the Village Green and watch the families walking around looking at the scarecrows and to hear the laughter in the air. They are "Mood Changers"

As my mom used to say, "We are going to spread some JOY!"!

No Two Scarecrows Are Alike! Each One Has Its Own Personality!

Thank you all!

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Church/School Entries

One Team

One Team

After the Rain, Always Comes a Rainbow

After the Rain, Always Comes a Rainbow

Seasons of Life

Seasons of Life

Lightning L.E.S.

Lightning L.E.S.

LES Lion King

LES Lion King

Recycle Robocat

Recycle Robocat

A "Minion" Reasons to Love PEEPS!

A "Minion" Reasons to Love PEEPS!

#Word Changers

#Word Changers

Harvest Man

Harvest Man

"Tin"ker with the Chef

"Tin"ker with the Chef

David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Student Leaders at Townville

Student Leaders at Townville

Individuals Category

Gothic Pendleton

Gothic Pendleton

Paint the Town

Paint the Town

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Sister City

Sister City

All Shook Up!

All Shook Up!

And the Winner is Davie Daffodil

And the Winner is Davie Daffodil

Falling for Pendleton!

Falling for Pendleton!

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Eat Smart - Move More - Anderson County

Eat Smart - Move More - Anderson County

Dr. Who

Dr. Who

Groups Category

Pendleton Celebrates 225 Years

Pendleton Celebrates 225 Years

Tu Tu 5 - Proud to be an American

Tu Tu 5 - Proud to be an American

For God and Country

For God and Country

Dr. Seuss on Stage

Dr. Seuss on Stage

Tommy Scout Adventures

Tommy Scout Adventures

I'm A Girl Scout.  What's your Superpower?

I'm A Girl Scout. What's your Superpower?

Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster

Daffy Down Dilly

Daffy Down Dilly

Barrett's Place - We Nailed It!

Barrett's Place - We Nailed It!

Stand Out in the Field With An Education from Tri-County!

Stand Out in the Field With An Education from Tri-County!

Business Category

Eatin' Good

Eatin' Good

Dabo-Crow

Dabo-Crow

Nurse Good Body

Nurse Good Body

Rustee Junque Has Art in Her Heart

Rustee Junque Has Art in Her Heart

The Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy

I'm Despicable

I'm Despicable

Baby Pendleton

Baby Pendleton

I'll Be Spiffy in a Jiffy!

I'll Be Spiffy in a Jiffy!

Celebrating Pendleton's Past

Celebrating Pendleton's Past

DJ Scarecrow

DJ Scarecrow

Gumby Comes to Pendleton

Gumby Comes to Pendleton

Dying to Sell!

Dying to Sell!

Jake from State Farm

Jake from State Farm

Beauty Through the Ages

Beauty Through the Ages

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Scarecrow, Scarecrow!  What do you see?

Scarecrow, Scarecrow! What do you see?

We Are Dyeing to Finish

We Are Dyeing to Finish

Mama J

Mama J

Enjoyin' the Mornin'

Enjoyin' the Mornin'

Hiking Pendleton District

Hiking Pendleton District

At the End of the Line Waiting on You

At the End of the Line Waiting on You

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Elsa and Olaf

Elsa and Olaf

The Dukes of Pendleton

The Dukes of Pendleton

Worst Bridesmaid Dress Ever

Worst Bridesmaid Dress Ever

Just a Swangin'

Just a Swangin'

CJ the DJ

CJ the DJ

Bristle Bob

Bristle Bob

Sponge Bob Square Pants

Sponge Bob Square Pants

The Village Baker

The Village Baker

Mr. WOD

Mr. WOD

Engine #Toot-Toot Five

Engine #Toot-Toot Five

Scary Chic

Scary Chic

Voting and Prizes for the 2015 Scarecrow Contest in Pendleton,

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Our 2015 Scarecrow Video - Music by the Osborne Brothers

Enjoy looking at the Scarecrows from Previous Years

A Few More To Enjoy!

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There is no charge to enter the contest.

It is not a Fundraiser.

The Pendleton Scarecrow Contest is a

FUN Raiser!

— Jo McConnell

About the Pendleton Scarecrow Contest

The Scarecrow Contest was the idea of the talented Jo McConnell. She and her husband, Pete, have organized it since the first one in Pendleton in 2012. They spend numerous hours making extra Scarecrow Exhibits to fill in as needed and they are always very cleverly done.

Jo is one of the many volunteers who serve on the Fall Harvest Festival Committee which is sponsored by the Town of Pendleton. These volunteers meet throughout the year to organize and report on their assigned duties. The Town Staff works very hard on the festival, too, as they take the role of Director and Vendor Coordinator.

Number of Entries Each Year

The Pendleton Scarecrow Contest began in 2012 and this table shows the number of Entries in the Contest. There are always more scarecrows around town who chose not to be in the contest so these numbers don't reflect the actual number of scarecrows,

YearNumber of Entries

2012

56

2013

72

2014

59

2015

65

Regarding Vandalism From Previous Years

Last year, in particular, we were very dismayed by the Vandalism that took place. People work very hard on their displays and it is so rude and disrespectful for people to show such little respect for another person's property. We refuse to let these vandals destroy our good time! Let's move forward with determination and please report any suspicious behavior or destruction to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office so we can put an end to the vandalism in our town.

Where is Pendleton, SC

Join us for the Fall Harvest Festival on October 24, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm

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Come See Us in Pendleton, SC!

The beautiful Pumpkins and Flowers in the planters around town were provided by the Town of Pendleton and constructed by the Pendleton Garden Club.  A great addition!

The beautiful Pumpkins and Flowers in the planters around town were provided by the Town of Pendleton and constructed by the Pendleton Garden Club. A great addition!

Thanks for visiting and check be sure to come back to vote!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on March 06, 2018:

They always amaze me!

Davie Kirkley on March 06, 2018:

I love scarecrow time! Can't wait! This was a great year!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on March 03, 2018:

Wish you would come to visit this fall around Oct 6 and see them face to face.

Connie Rasbury on March 03, 2018:

The scarecrows get bigger and better each year. Love seeing them! Thank you for recording this great event!

eddie skinner on October 23, 2015:

wow!THESE ARE SO ...AWESOME

Joan Adams on October 22, 2015:

I love each and every one! I did vote, but it was not easy!! Such creativity!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on October 21, 2015:

Thank you for visiting this page and commenting, Adelia. I hope you plan to attend the Fall Harvest Festival. It is great fun!

Adelia McLean on October 21, 2015:

Pendleton looks so festive! I love all of the scarecrows! Very creative!

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on September 19, 2015:

Sounds like a fun time for all. Wish I could come for the festivities.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on September 11, 2015:

They always amaze me. I heard today that the Pendleton Garden Club has been busy already creating theirs so I can't wait to see it.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on September 11, 2015:

Thanks Joan. I would love for you to see them first hand one time.

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on September 11, 2015:

I really should make a scarecrow for my garden. The ones at the contest are really inspiring and creative.

Joan Adams on September 11, 2015:

What a super fun event! I look forward to seeing all the pictures! Pendleton volunteers are the best!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on September 11, 2015:

Thanks Jo and Amber! I do enjoy our Scarecrow Contest and it is such fun to hear and see all the excitement around town.

Amber on September 11, 2015:

Thank you so much Nancy! We are so lucky to be able to utilize HUB for our scarecrow contest. This contest is the best!!!

jo mcconnell on September 11, 2015:

Looks great, Nancy. You're usual wonderful job!!!