Scarecrow Exhibit in the Gardens 2022 June 28, 2022 by tracey 2022 SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS-FREE EXHIBIT AT VAN VLECK HOUSE & GARDENS VOTE HERE Voting begins Monday, October 17 and will close by October 26. Winners in each category will win $500 to donate to the nonprofit of their choice. The community will be able to vote for their favorites in each category in real-time online. The winners will be notified Thursday, October 27 and their winning prize awarded on Saturday, October 29. The Montclair Foundation and Van Vleck House & Gardens is excited to present our third annual community exhibition, Scarecrow Exhibit in the Gardens. This event is free and sponsored by Rao’s Homemade, PSE&G, PNC Bank, Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center, and Martin O’Boyle Landscaping, Inc. Join us from October 17-31, 2022 for an exhibit of handcrafted scarecrows created by scout troops, nonprofits, local businesses, families, classes, and individuals on display in our gardens. While visiting us cast your vote for the best one in each category–we’re leaving the winners up to you! Scarecrows will grace the beautiful grounds and winding pathways of Van Vleck House & Gardens. From traditional scarecrows to dark-and-scary tributes to Halloween, from repurposed and upcycled creatures to sewn-and-stuffed homages to characters inspired by history, mythology, film, or literature, the only limit is your imagination. All entries are welcome as long as they are family-friendly and homemade. Registration deadline closed on October 10. UPDATE: Revised scarecrow drop-off times are: October 14, 2 – 6 pm; October 15, 9 am – 2 pm For more details, rules and regulations, click here or flyer below to download.