Scarecrows in
the Garden

Enjoy kooky, creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations, scattered throughout the Garden Oct. 2-28.

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About the exhibition

Scarecrows in the Garden brings to the Garden 75-100 creations by local artists, crafters, youth groups and more.  Entrants compete for prizes in one of two divisions – professional and nonprofessional – and visitors will delight in discovering their own personal favorites. The exhibition is open Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and during Fest-of-Ale on Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Members see it free!

Garden members enjoy unlimited daytime entry for a full calendar year at the Atlanta and Gainesville Gardens. That includes open access during regular hours to Scarecrows in the Garden, and free admission to several seasonal events, like Goblins in the Garden, Fest-of-Ale, the Great Pumpkin-Carving Contest and more.

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Goblins in the Garden

Sunday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Show off the kids’ Halloween costumes on the Goblin Runway, make fall-themed crafts, enjoy a storyteller and ride a pony or a train. There’s even a cash bar for adult goblins!

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Thursday Nights in October: Explore Imaginary Worlds and Scarecrows in the Garden during the weekly beer fest featuring a variety of specialty ales from cash bars and live musical entertainment.

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Fall Family Fun

Saturdays & Sundays in October, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Enjoy the fall weather with the Garden’s Scarecrows and activities for the whole family.

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Great Pumpkin-Carving Contest

Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 – 8 p.m.: Watch on in a festive fall atmosphere as contestants compete for the most creative pumpkin heads in the Garden.

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