River Arts in Morrisville is challenging the community and local businesses to create artistic scarecrows to be displayed along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Oct. 19-31.

Thirty pre-made scarecrow frames will be available for pick up beginning Oct. 12. Families, businesses, individuals, local student clubs — everyone is encouraged to sign up to design and create an artistic scarecrow.

Maybe you’re inspired by Andy Warhol and want to make a Pop Art themed scarecrow. We’d love to see a Van Gogh scarecrow, complete with a missing ear.

River Arts will be awarding prizes for the following categories:

• Best Vermont-themed scarecrow

• Most artistic scarecrow

• Best famous artist scarecrow

• Scariest scarecrow

• Best local business scarecrow

• Best Realtor scarecrow

Installation takes place Oct. 16-19, and voting begins Oct. 20. An online Google form will be posted on the River Arts website. Sign up is required. Email info@riverartsvt.org to reserve your scarecrow frame.

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