New Castle Recreation & Parks Scarecrow Building Festival on October 1

Scarecrow Building Festival on Sunday, October 1st, 2023 from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm at Recreation Field, 200 South Greeley Ave (note new location)

Cost: $15 per registration.  All ages welcome!

What is provided: Hay and one “t” shaped post is provided per registration.  Participants must provide rope, clothes, accessories, and whatever else you want to make your scarecrow! *

*Please note: all scarecrows will be outside for the duration of the season, and will not be returned, so clothes that are old/disposable are required.  Additionally, please do not use any electronics or flammable materials as scarecrows will be exposed to the elements.  Please do not use clothing that have inappropriate language or images, or insensitive/controversial material.

How to Register: You may register via Community Pass for your group.  Registration is limited!  First come, first served.  Each registration is inclusive of all participants/family members, please only register once per family. Registration ends September 27th, 2023

Other information:

  •  Following the event, completed scarecrows will be set up by the Parks staff on light posts and fences in Chappaqua & Millwood.
  •  A live DJ and Face Painting will be available at the event!!
  •  The Town of New Castle is not responsible for any loss or damages to entries.  The Town has the right to refuse entry of any completed scarecrow that displays inappropriate material.  Please be advised that no security will be provided to protect the scarecrows.

For any questions, please reach out to the New Castle Recreation Department at (914)238-3909 or by email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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