In collaboration with the Mainstreet and Creative District Office, Los Alamos Arts Council brings a bit of autumn fun to downtown Los Alamos every year by organizing the annual Scarecrow Contest. Since 2001, scarecrows made by local businesses, clubs, organizations, schools, families, and individuals have graced the walkway lamps along Central Avenue during the week before Halloween, and up to Nov. 1.
Community members are invited to start voting for “Fan Favorite” at Fuller Lodge Art Center, participating businesses or online. The winning entry in “Fan Favorite,” as well as four others, will each receive Chamber Checks — sponsored by Los Alamos MainStreet and the Creative District — and redeemable at dozens of local businesses. Official Judges from multiple local organizations will be looking at all Scarecrows, and giving points for originality, creativity, construction, and theme. Announcement of the winners will be via phone calls to the winners, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and here on our webpage!