Time to plan those scarecrows, skeletons

Time to plan those scarecrows, skeletons Main Photo

1 Aug 2023

News, Downtown

Special by Kyle Kramm, Seguin Main Street Program director

(Seguin) — It may still be summer with temps over 100, but us here at Seguin Main Street are dreaming of fall with its cooler weather, seasonal flavors, and family friendly festivals. We are in full swing getting prepared for all those fall festivals that are held in downtown Seguin.

One of those fun fall activities is the Downtown Scarecrow & Skeleton Display Contest. The competition began in 2000 as a partnership between Seguin Main Street and the Guadalupe County Fair Association as a way to tie downtown to the fair. The window displays go up the week of the fair parade which goes through downtown Seguin and the displays remain up until Pecan Fest at the end of the month.

“The fall is normally a busy time for downtown Seguin with numerous events that bring thousands of visitors to downtown, and the scarecrows and skeletons have always been a nice addition to the downtown streetscape to welcome those visitors,” said Kyle Kramm, Seguin Main Street & CVB Director.

Any local business or organization is welcome to decorate a scarecrow or skeleton. If your business or organization is outside of downtown, the Seguin Main Street Program will assist in finding a location for your scarecrow or skeleton downtown.

It is a friendly competition, and all entries will be judged by our celebrity judges on Tuesday, October 3, so all entries need to be up by October 2.  Entries will be judged on their creativity and uniqueness. Businesses are encouraged to make their display reflect their business, the fall season, or be fair themed. Entries should remain up until October 31.

To participate in the contest, you must complete a free entry form that can be found at the Main Street Program office at 116 North Camp Street or online at www.seguintexas.gov.  All applications must be received by September 22.