Scarecrows Return To Van Vleck House & Gardens – October 7-24

Today, October 7 through October 24, check out a brand new class of scarecrows at Van Vleck House & Gardens’ second annual Scarecrows in the Gardens. Enjoy an exhibit of handcrafted scarecrows created by scout troops, nonprofits, local businesses, families, classes, and individuals on display.

October Bride by Blooms in Hand

With 30+ scarecrows to view, no two scarecrows are alike! In this friendly competition, visitors are asked to cast their vote for their favorite scarecrow in each category at The winners will receive $500 to donate to the nonprofit of their choice.

Voting begins October 7 and will close by October 20, with the winners presented with their checks on October 23. This event is free and sponsored by PSE&G, PNC Bank, and Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.

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Scarecrow Stone painted by Jen Hager

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