Falling for Downtown Danbury - Scarecrow Decoration

“Scarecrow Decoration 2023”

CityCenter Danbury welcomes you to help decorate the downtown Danbury district.  We provide a free scarecrow structure – you dress, stuff, and decorate the scarecrow!

All downtown businesses, organizations and groups are encouraged to participate in our “Falling for Downtown” event!


  • Submit your participation form to CityCenter Danbury when picking up the scarecrow structure by Friday, September 22nd or you can register online: www.citycenterdanbury.com/scarecrow
  • Return your decorated scarecrow to CityCenter headquarters at 268 Main Street by Monday, October 2nd 
  • Winners will be announced at the Halloween on the Green event.


  • Scarecrow structures will be provided to all participants; height is 5 feet.
  • Decorate scarecrow for display, downtown businesses can use their logo for promotion on the scarecrow, a great team building event for employees!
  • Scarecrows must be made to withstand weather conditions.  All decorations must be firmly attached in order to stand up to sun, wind, and rain.
  • We reserve the right to remove any entry that does not maintain their ability to be displayed.
  • Scarecrows should be whimsical/funny/cute, autumnal, colorful/vibrant, historical, creative in their use of materials/earth friendly.  Entries should not be scary, gruesome or bloody.  Nothing controversial, religious or political.
  • First prize is $500 in cash.  There will be five other prizes – each a $100 gift certificate to a downtown establishment.
  • All entries must be handmade, constructed of recycled clothing, hats, straw, raffia, etc.  The use of real pumpkins, gourds or like items is not allowed.  Scarecrows are not allowed to have mechanical or electronic parts.
  • Grants for material costs are available.
  • CityCenter Danbury and the City of Danbury are not responsible for any loss of or damage to the scarecrows.
  • Special requests for scarecrow location may not be honored but will be considered.
  • Entries become property of CityCenter Danbury and will not be returned.


Submitted by Danbury, CT

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