12th Annual Trail of Scarecrows at Prophetstown State Park

PROPHETSTOWN – Spooky or silly, frightful or fun, when the fall winds blow, it’s time to make your scarecrow. Prophetstown State Park invites you to create your own one-of-a-kind scarecrow for the park’s 12th Annual Trail of Scarecrows, which will be on October 1 through November 7.

The event is free to participate in, and the created scarecrows will be featured along Prophetstown’s paved accessible trail. 

Promote recycling and upcycling by repurposing used items and materials to create fun art for this special event. Businesses or families can participate and support their local community, highlight an organization, promote special events and more to fall visitors to the park. 

The public will be able to vote for their favorite scarecrows by making donations to the Interpretive Services Fund for Education, Arts, Culture and History Programs at Prophetstown State Park. By donating one dollar, park guests can cast 100 votes. Prizes are awarded for the most votes.

If you are unable to sponsor a scarecrow, please consider donating merchandise or gift certificates for contest prizes or gifting a monetary contribution for Interpretive Services programs.

Check out last year’s Trail of Scarecrows picture album at Facebook.com/ProphetstownSP for fun and creative ideas.

To enter your scarecrow and receive registration materials, email Jenna Parks Freeman, interpretive naturalist, by Sept. 22.

For more information, call Jenna at 765-320-0503 or email jparks@dnr.IN.gov.