Silly and serious, big and small, frightening and friendly-scarecrows created by our Nashville community will invade our gardens again this fall. Get in on the fun of Cheekwood Harvest by assembling a group and designing your own custom scarecrow!

Guidelines for Participation

  • Small groups are invited to participate.
  • Scarecrows must be family friendly and appropriate for all audiences. Entries that are not in good taste, overly political, or contain overt brand advertising will not be accepted or displayed.
  • Materials that can withstand being outdoors for the duration of the exhibition should be used. Any Scarecrow that deteriorates beyond acceptable condition may be removed by Cheekwood at any time.
  • Framework for scarecrows will be provided by Cheekwood and must be picked up at Cheekwood’s Visitor Services Center during the dates listed below.
  • Scarecrows are to be delivered to Cheekwood fully assembled during the dates and times listed below.
  • A sign listing each scarecrow’s title and group name will be provided by Cheekwood.
  • Cheekwood staff will remove and dispose of scarecrows at the end of the exhibit if they are not picked up during specified times below.

Participation Timeline

Friday, September 1 By 5:00 pm Online registration forms due
Thursday, August 31 – Tuesday, September 5 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Participants must pick up Scarecrow frames at Cheekwood Visitor Services Center
Friday, September 8 By 5:00 pm Participants must return title and group name information via e-mail to Cheekwood
Tuesday September 19, Thursday September 21, or Friday September 22 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Participants’ completed scarecrows must be delivered to Cheekwood Visitor Services Center and installed by participant
Wednesday November 1 – Thursday November 2 9:30am – 4:30 pm Participants may remove their scarecrows if they want to keep them
Thursday, November 2 By 5:00 pm All remaining scarecrows will be removed and discarded by Cheekwood staff by end of day

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