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Friday, October 28, 2016

Scared of Crows?

Whoops that title wasn't correct, but was just meant as a play on the word "scarecrow."

Scarecrow is typically described as a figure of a person in old clothes, set up to frighten crows or other birds away from crops. But, these figures along downtown Main Street in Nashua, NH are part of a downtown competition. 

Some are quite colorful and elaborate in their costumes. My personal favorites are shown in this collage, especially the center one.

Many downtown merchants designed the scarecrows to represent their businesses. 


Other costumes were much less elaborate.


This was the 2nd annual Downtown Scarecrow competition with over 30 entries this year. Over 1,000 folks voted for their favorites over the past three weeks.These  scarecrows will greet visitors on Main Street through Halloween.

9 comments:

gigihawaii said...

What an interesting array.

Anvilcloud said...

Your town has something to crow about, and I'm not scared to say it.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love competitions like that. Brings out the fun in all of us.

William Kendall said...

They're marvelously eclectic!

Emma Springfield said...

All are very creative.

Lady Jane said...

I had no idea Nashua had this parade. Too cool!!! LJ

Connie said...

That's a fun competition. I like the Aladdin on the flying carpet.

L. D. said...

That is an interesting and fun tradition.

Lynn said...

The center one is lovely - I agree. I admire the creativity of all of them. And the optic one is cute. :)

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