Make a scarecrow for the 13th Annual Trail of Scarecrows

WEST LAFAYETTE – Prophetstown State Park invites you to create your one-of-a-kind scarecrow for the 13th Annual Trail of Scarecrows, Oct. 1—Nov. 6. Support your local community, highlight an organization, promote special events, and more to thousands of visitors this fall. Individuals and families can join in the fun, too!

Scarecrows will be featured along Prophetstown’s paved accessible trail for easy hiking, biking, and strolling. Promote recycling and upcycling by repurposing used items and materials to create fun (and funky!) art for this special event. It’s free to participate, and there are no registration fees.

The public will have the chance 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. Park guests can cast 100 votes for their favorite scarecrow by donating one dollar. Prizes are awarded for the most votes, so spread the word to vote for your scarecrow.


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

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

To enter your scarecrow and receive registration materials, email Jenna Parks Freeman, Interpretive Naturalist, by Sept. 19.  

For more information, call Jenna Parks Freeman at 765-320-0503 or email

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