Promo Esther Fest

Scarecrows are taking over the town from Oct. 17 to 31!

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.  

Find the PDF of the 2022 Amherst Scarecrow Stroll Map here. Copies are also available at Amherst Town Hall Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Can you find all the scarecrows in town?

 Voting is now open! for the scarecrow stroll! Vote for your overall favorite, scariest, silliest, and most original at . Voting closes at 9 a.m. on Oct. 31! Winners will be announced later that day. Be sure to visit the scarecrows in person because the pictures don't capture all their wonderful details. 

Scarecrow Stroll Selfie Contest Selfie Contest web

Take a selfie with your favoriate scarecrow around town and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tag us in your scarecrow post on Facebook or Instagram by Oct. 31 for your chance to win some #EstherFest2022 swag!








Scarecrow Stroll Scavenger Hunt Scavenger_Hunt_scarecrow_stroll_-_we_b.png

You're on a hunt to see which Halloween sights you can find among the scarecrows and Halloween decorations in town! Let us know when you've found them all by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Nov. 1 with a photo of one or two of the items as proof! Win some fabulous #EstherFest prizes!  







@town_of_amherst Do you to want to build a scarecrow? Visit #amherstns from Oct 17 - 30 and see all 50 scarecrows that will pop up around town for #estherfest2022. #seewhyweloveit ♬ original sound - Town of Amherst


@town_of_amherst Scarecrows are showing up around #amherstns for #estherfest2022! #seewhyweloveit ♬ Halloween ・ cute horror song - PeriTune

See all the winners of our scarecrow competition from 2021!  

 Take a peek at some of the amazing creations from local businesses here in Amherst!

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