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Storybook Scarecrows at Cheekwood

Silly and serious, big and small, frightening and friendly scarecrows created by our Nashville community have invaded our gardens once again this fall for our Scarecrow exhibit. For over ten years we have invited the community to get in on the fun of Cheekwood Harvest by assembling a group to design their own custom scarecrows! Visitors can stroll through our scarecrow trail in our Turner Seasons Garden until October 27.

Mirroring our summertime exhibitions, Storybook Houses and Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustrations, this year’s Scarecrows display is storybook-themed! Groups selected to participate in our Scarecrow exhibit are encouraged to be as creative and out-of-the-box as they want! We had a total of 22 participants for this year’s Scarecrow exhibit. Guests might notice some of their favorite storybook characters brought to life as they stroll down the pathway. From Pete the Cat to the Cat in the Hat, we have a variety of storybook characters big and small. Some of the scarecrows may be more familiar to our younger visitors, such as Curious George sitting on the shoulder of the Man in the Yellow Hat. Our older guests might recognize characters such as Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof. We here at Cheekwood encourage exploration and collaboration, which shines through as you explore this year’s Scarecrows. Don’t miss our brand-new Storybook Trail as you follow along our scarecrow trail!

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