Scarecrow Contest

The Town of Ellington Ad Hoc Beautification Committee holds an annual Scarecrow Contest that is the hit of the season.  This wonderful town-wide event began in 2018 and continues due to its popularity.  Residents, Community Groups, Schools and Businesses all support this wonderful event!  Anyone interested in participating, please contact the First Selectman's Office at 860-870-3100 or email at

2018 Winners!

We are so excited to announce the winners of this year's Scarecrow Contest! Voting was tough, as there were so SO many phenomenal entries! That being said, here are your 2018 Scarecrow Champions!

Fan Favorite: "Elington Cowgirl" by Miss Briella Hunt! (Melissa Hunt)
Most Creative: "Party Animals" by Atlantic Party Flavors
Scariest: "Scream" by the Ellington Middle School Junior Art Honor Society
Funniest: "Scarecrow in Paradise" by Lindsay McCarty Neubecker & Family
Judges' Choice: "The Ghoul Bus" by First Student
Best Business: "Oil Tank Rider" by Homestead Comfort
Honorable Mention (Best Business): Misiko Tax Services
Best Department: Ellington Animal Control

A huge thanks to New England Lean Consulting, Misiko Tax Services, The Ivy At Ellington Assisted Living and Dunkin' Donuts for their generous support of this event!

2017 Scarecrow Contest