Scarecrows have been used for centuries all around the world to keep birds away from our crops and gardens. They may have given way to more modern bird scaring techniques, the presence of a scarecrow can still be an effective deterrent and a delightful season addition.
In celebration of our hardworking agricultural community in St Johns County, Rype & Readi is holding a Scarecrow Building activity and competition. This contest is open to registered groups from September 15 through October 15. Judging will take place the week of October 16. They will stand prominently in the pasture of our Elkton Farm and Downtown Farm Market until Saturday, October 28 when we host the annual SCARECROW BURNING MAN BBQ at our Elkton Farm!
Yes, we will be burning the scarecrows to mark the opening of the SPOOKS ON spirit of Halloween at Rype & Readi Elkton Farm!
We invite school groups, sport teams, local clubs, or good friends to build your own scarecrow. We encourage families, school groups, and civic organizations to take up the challenge and let their imagination and creative skills create some eye-catching entries.
We provide a pole, clothes and straw. Use your creative talents to bring burlap, clothing, and accessories to represent your school, club or group as you see fit. Expert assistance from our scarecrow techs will be available! Feel free to bring your own “add-ons” to really customize your scarecrow. It’s a great way to show your school spirit or promote fellowship in your group!