Scarecrow Contest

Check out our 2019 Winners!

First Place

# 16 ~ “Avengers Assemble”
River Islands Technology Academy – Kindergarten ~ Lathrop, CA

Second Place

#24 ~ “Venom vs. Carnage”
River Islands Technology Academy – 8th Grade ~ Lathrop, CA

Third Place

#17 ~ “Caught in the Spidey-Verse”
River Islands Technology Academy – 1st Grade ~ Lathrop, CA

Fourth Place

#12 ~ “Girls to the Rescue”
Girl Scout Troop 974 ~ Lathrop, CA

2019 Scarecrow Contest

Please fill out the on-line application, or click here to download the PDF and fax or mail it back to us!

2019 Scarecrow Contest Details…


Create a Traditional Scarecrow or Themed Scarecrow: “Super Hero’s” is the theme this year.  The Traditional Scarecrow should reflect the type of Scarecrow that is found in farm fields. Themed Scarecrows with scenes related to anything Super Hero’s will receive an EXTRA $Cash$ BONUS for any Winning Scarecrow that places.  Scarecrows may be made by an individual or a group. Use your imagination in creating a theme for your Scarecrows. Whether you choose a Traditional or a Themed Scarecrow of “Super Hero’s”, the approach is up to you. Your Scarecrow can be funny or frightening. Be Creative!

PRIZES:     Scarecrow Winners

First Place Award        $  350.00
Second Place Award   $  250.00
Third Place Award      $  200.00
Fourth Place Award    $  150.00

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  This contest is FREE to enter.  All entry forms must be submitted by August 31, 2019. Fax application to (209) 879-7928 by August 31st 2019 or mailed applications must be postmarked and mailed to Dell’Osso Family Farm at 26 W. Stewart Road by August 31, 2019 to guarantee placement.  Late registration will be allowed on a case by case basis only if space allows.   For late registrations please call Yvonne Sampson at 209 969-6048.  THE CONTEST WILL BE LIMITED TO FIRST 50 ENTRIES.

JUDGING:  Visitors to the Pumpkin Maze Scarecrow ride will cast ballots handed out on the ride.

AWARD CEREMONY:  Winners will be announced October 31, 2019. Participants need not be present to win!

LOCATION:  Dell’Osso Family Farm, Lathrop California – Corn Maze location


Multiple entries per person or group will be permitted.  All entries are subject to the limitations of space availability as well as the standards of display set by Dell’Osso Family Farm management.


All entrants must physically set up their own scarecrows on Saturday, September 21st between 10am and 2pm.  If entrants cannot bring their scarecrows on that day they must call Yvonne at 209 969-6048 to make special arrangements.

All entries must remain in the patch through October 31st, 2019.  Entries must be picked up before Saturday, November 3rd, 2019.  If scarecrows are not picked up, they may be thrown away.



Dell’Osso Farms will place a 4’ – 5’ high metal fence post in the ground for attaching the scarecrow. The builder of the scarecrow MUST provide a method for attaching their scarecrow to the post. A 2” diameter PVC pipe is STRONGLY recommended thru the middle of the scarecrow body or the back.  This will facilitate the installation on the post to give both structure and stability to your scarecrow and its limbs.  If using PVC is not conducive to your design then you MUST provide another way to attach your scarecrow to the post.  Each scarecrow MUST be accompanied by a sign which includes the name of the applicant and other information about the entry that the applicant deems interesting.  It is recommended that you identify (with a small tag) your scarecrow.

SIZE LIMITATIONS:  All entries should fit within a 5 foot cubic area including all of its extension limbs, width or length.  Please contact us before August 31, 2019 if your entry will exceed this space.  Typically a taller entry is allowed. The entire structure of the exhibit is considered to be the dimension of the scarecrow entry – not the dimension of the actual scarecrow. All oversized entries will be in a pre-assigned location.

MATERIALS:   As all scarecrow entries must remain outdoors until October 31st, 2019 and may be subject to severe wind and/or rain, their construction should be durable and all ornamentation securely attached. Carved pumpkins or other living materials that will not last the duration of the exhibition are discouraged.  The ground surface will be dirt so dust will be a factor to consider as well as rain and wind.

MORE INFORMATION:  Call Yvonne Sampson: 209-969-6048 or visit

Scarecrow Contest On-Line Application