Kick off fall with a fun, family-friendly stroll through the USU Botanical Center! Each year we partner with local businesses, organizations, and individuals to bring you a display of scarecrows hidden along the paths of our property. Come and see the colors change in the Varga Arboretum and celebrate the harvest season in our demonstration gardens. This event is FREE to the public, but we ask that you only visit during our open hours of dawn to dusk. The event runs for 10 days. A prize will be awarded for the most popular scarecrow, so make sure to look for the numbers and QR codes to vote for your favorite!
Join us on opening night (September 7th) from 5-8 p.m. for food trucks, Aggie Ice Cream, and a trebuchet pumpkin toss contest. Also, many scarecrow creators will be onsite to share about their organizations and services.
- USU Botanical Center
- Ovation Homes
- Builders First Source
- Utah FosterCare
- Wheelwright Lumber
- American Legion
- USU Kaysville
- Discover Davis
- City of Centerville
- J&J Garden Center
- Valley Nursery
- Crumbl Cookies
We love hosting fun community events and want to keep them FREE when possible. Please DONATE if you can. All contributions will help us expand this event in the future.
Sponsorship levels are as stated below. If you are a media or in-kind sponsor, please choose the level that most closely reflects the value of your donation. All sponsorship agreements must be submitted by August 15, 2023 to be included in all benefits.
$500+ (includes free scene of 3 scarecrow entry and business logo included on social media posting & banners)
$250 (includes a free scene of 3 scarecrow entry)
$100 (includes a free scene of 3 scarecrow entry)
In-Kind donations are also accepted. Sponsorships for 2023 have closed. Please email email@example.com if you're interested in sponsoring the 2024 event.
Build a Scarecrow (Closed for 2023)
We are always looking for scarecrow builders! In the past we've had individuals, organizations, families, non-profits, school groups, and local businesses participate. Branding your scarecrow is a fantastic way to gain community exposure! Wooden scarecrow forms/stakes are provided. Payment must be made in-person or over the phone. Make sure to read our tips for building a successful scarecrow and our fine print regulations.
$20 for a single
$40 for a scene of 3
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Dates: September 7- 17, 2023
Where: 80 E. 725 S. Kaysville, UT 84037
Distance: Approx. 3/4 mile. Consists of both dirt and paved paths that are stroller and wheelchair friendly.
Time: Dawn to Dusk
Other: Leashed pets are welcome. Please pick up and remove all waste.