Scarecrow Stroll

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Scarecrows are taking over the town!

Set against Amherst’s victorian and sandstone buildings, scarecrows will line the streets, gather on street corners and pop up in shop windows! Celebrate the fall season with a road trip to Amherst for our annual Scarecrow Stroll! Tour our town to see one-of-a-kind scarecrows displayed by participating Amherst shops, restaurants, businesses and community groups.  Follow the map to see them all!


  • Take a self-guided tour of all the scarecrows around town!
  • Join Charlie Rhindress, local author, actor and playwright for a “spirited” walking tour of downtown Amherst. Tours run October 7, 14, 21, 28 and 30. Meet at 6:30 p.m. in Victoria Square, if you dare.
  • Find the clues in a scarecrow-themed scavenger hunt.
  • You could win a prize! Take a selfie with your favourite and post to social media using #2021AmherstScarecrow.
  • You can even vote for your favourite to win the People's Choice Scarecrow!

 ScarecrowStroll 2021 Final Poster Page 12020 ScarecrowStroll and map FINAL



Scarecrow Stroll Voting

Vote for your favorite scarecrow in Amherst!

Use the link to vote and crown the winner for the category of:

1) Amherst's Best Overall 2021
2) Best On-Theme Scarecrow
3) Funniest Scarecrow
4) Scariest Scarecrow
5) Most Creative Scarecrow.

The scarecrows can be viewed at However, we urge you to visit these fa-boo-lous creations in person because the pictures just don't do them justice.

Voting closes Oct. 28.

NOTE: You can only vote for one scarecrow per category

#2021amherstscarecrow #amherstns #seewhyweloveit


The results of the voting are in. Please click on the vidoe to see who the winners.




Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt

Go on a scarecrow stroll! Search the scarecrows and Halloween decorations in town and try to find all the items.

You can click on the image to the left to open a PDF of the picture. Print off the PDF and take it with you to ensure you can find everything on the list.

Let us know when you’ve found them all by emailing “Scarecrow stroll scavenger hunt” to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Nov. 1 for your chance to win a prize! #2021amherstscarecrow #amherstns #seewhyweloveit








Here are a few of the scarecrows from the 2020 Scarecrow Stroll: 

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