Scarecrow Walk

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. Prizes will be awarded for the most popular scarecrow, so make sure to look for the numbers and QR codes to vote for your favorite!

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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 Information

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 1, 2022 to be included in all benefits. 

$100 (includes a free single scarecrow entry)
$250 (includes a free scene of 3 scarecrow entry)
$500+ (includes free scene of 3 scarecrow entry and business logo included on social media posting and banners)
In-Kind donations are also accepted.

Build a Scarecrow (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. 

We have closed applications for the 2022 Scarecrow Walk! If you are still interested in participating this year or want to be alerted about next year's event, please email 

$20 for a single 
$40 for a scene of 3

Send an email to if you have any questions!

Associated Events

  • September 8
    • Taste of the USU Botanical Center. Join the USU Botanical Center staff for an evening (5 PM to dusk) of taste testing the many varieties of fruits and vegetables grown at the gardens. We will also have information about all of the amazing programs offered by USU Extension Davis County! Meet at the edible demonstration garden.

  • September 15
    • Masquerade at the Market. Come experience the Scarecrow Walk while wearing your favorite family-friendly costume or mask and visit our Farmers Market to grab a treat! Photo booth opportunities will be available during the market (5 pm to dusk).

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