Downtown Scarecrow Festival 2023

Downtown Scarecrow Festival 2023

Stroll along Downtown Main Street to view our Scarecrows!

Scarecrows will be on display beginning on October 4th and for the rest of the month!

CLICK HERE to download this year's map!

You can vote for your favorites on Facebook or in select businesses.

(CLICK HERE to vote on Facebook!)

Vote In-Person at

The Firestone  Art Studio & Cafe


Anne Miller Real Estate

Silk City Coffee

Mary Cheney Library

Center Scoop

Downtown Scarecrows 2023

#1 Chuckles 2043 created by Lutz Children's Museum

Chuckles represents the enduring legacy of Connecticut's state groundhog and the vision of our beloved founder, Hazel Lutz.

#2 Pete the Cat created by the Staff of the Manchester Public Library

#3 Big Dreamer by  Bowers Elementary PTA

Big Dreamer represents the big dreams students at Bowers Elementary have for when they grow up. Big Dreamer fosters the idea that every student has the potential to be who and what they want to be!

#4 Scarecrow created by Kids Arts & Crafts Club of Manchester

#5 Women in Action! by  Manchester Women's Club

#6 Plas Monster by CSL Plasma

#7 Generations of Manchester created by Always Best Care Senior Services of Central CT

#8 Kipper the Keeney Cub created by Keeney Street School PTA

Kipper is always up for an adventure, just like our brave Keeny cubs who are camping at Robertson School this year! 

#9 Professor Mint and her dog Tagalong by Manchester Girl Scout Troop #10624

Professor Mint and her dog Tagalong are researching ways to conserve our water supply. We are showcasing our Girl Scouts as future leaders and women in empowering roles, leading the effort to combat climate change. 

#10 Shanna Shiny created by Manchester Girl Scout Troop #10643

Shanna Shiny was a Girl Scout from a young age. Shanna made great friends and learned many things. Shanna works for Girl Scouts of Connecticut today, helping new Girl Scouts practice archery and climb rock walls. 

#11 Paula Painter created by Manchester Girl Scout Troop #10622

She is a painter from the future. She comes to the past to paint historic places that have been altered by time. She is painting all the scarecrows this year on Main Street!

#12 Brownies Look to the Future by Manchester Girl Scout Troop #10599

#13 Recycle Robots by Frye Miller Family

Inspired by WALL-E, these recycling robots are our hope for Manchester's sustainable future! Made from recycled materials.

#14 Hawktavo created by MHS Tri-M Music Honor Society

Hawktavo is the musical red hawk of Manchester High School! He is a passionate conductor and musician who believes that music has the power to unite us all and inspire us to work toward a better tomorrow.

#15 Always Doing Our Best As We Swim Through the Sea of Success created by Adelbrook Academy, Manchester

#16 Cat in the Hat by ESS-MPS Substitute Teachers & Support Staff

#17 Soña Dora created by Hecho by Helena

Soña Dora is a spin on the Spanish word 'soñadora,' meaning dreamer. Dreamers have grown up in the United States and consider it their home. Hecho By Helena strives to empower all Latinx generations, including Dreamers. Like everyone else, they deserve to live without fear, to pursue the American dream, and to dream of their futures. 

#18 Beatrice by  BeaHive Salon

Beatrice is the OG BeaHive Babe and our namesake.  The BeaHive Salon owner and founder, Brittany, named the salon after her late grandmother whom was a longtime resident of Manchester.

#19 There's No Place Like Home created by  Kayla Suprin Realtor, William Raveis Real Estate

Finding the right home in Manchester is a journey of the heart. Inviting you to step into the world of real estate magic and embark on your own yellow brick road to homeownership. "Ready to click your heels and find your dream home?” 

#20 Our SJS Student created by Saint James School

Our SJS student represents our future leaders. At Saint James School we are a proud recipient of the Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence. Our students experience positive growth academically, spiritually, morally and socially in our learning environment.

#21 Swifty by All Ways There Home-Care

Caregiver Carl is taking a well-deserved break from caregiving to take his niece to see Taylor Swift! It’s important for us all to remember the importance of self-care. 

#22 Rise and Shine created by Barry, Barall, Taylor & Levesque, LLC

#23 Marc the Scarecrow created by McCauley Flooring Installations,LLC

McCauley Flooring Installations llc is a small, family owned and operated business located here in Manchester. We’ve been in business since 1995 and specialize in Luxury Vinyl installations, hardwood floors and more!

#24 The Gardener created by The Firestone | Art Studio & Cafe

#25 Gnome Place Like Manchester created by  The Angry Egg

As a gnome represents good luck, longevity, protection and hard work ... so too does the future of the Manchester Community!

#26 Stitch in Space created by Labworks (MELC)

#27 Proven Leadership created by Manchester Democratic Town Committee

Members of the Manchester Democratic Town Committee are residents who are active in Manchester and serve our community in a variety of ways. All of us are volunteers who want to be involved in the governance and betterment of our community. We are committed to building a better future through investments in our schools, a new library, and increasing support for seniors, veterans, residents experiencing homelessness, as well as our first responders.

#28 Aetos McDios created by  Aetos Dios, FIRST Robotics Team 7153

Just like Marty McFly went Back to the Future, members of Aetos Dios FIRST Robotics Team strive to innovate and have their sights set on the future.

#29 Ghost of Urban Lodge Past created by Urban Lodge Brewing

#30 Weird Barbie created by  Nevermore Designs

#31 Bob the Bear created by Fun with Friends

#32 Up, Up and Away! created by Farmers Insurance - Ken O’Hara Agency

Even Adventurers need help insuring their homes! Let us make sure you have nothing to worry about so you can focus on following your dreams knowing you have protection you can trust.

#33 Scarecrow created by Key Bank

#34 BOARD Meeting created by WORK_SPACE: Coworking, Meeting & Gallery Space

When entrepreneurs get together for Board Meetings we never get Bored! At WORK_SPACE we bring together a diverse array of creative professionals with different backgrounds, yet we share an entrepreneurial spirit. We are known for turning things inside out & upside down and finding clever ways to make things grow.

#35 Mrs. Frankenstein created by Iris Carde of UR Community Cares

Mrs. Frankenstein can use a little help from her neighbors at UR Community Cares!

#36 What a Wonderful World created by Beller's Music / DuBaldo Music Staff & Friends

Who will be the next musician to touch hearts all over the world? Will it be you?  Together, let's dream and work and play and live to create that Wonderful World we yearn for.

#37 Marley created by The Main Course

#38 Fall Fence created by Manchester Knit Crochet and Crafts

#39 PATRICK GLAYZE created by Little Bird Clay Company Pottery and Art Studio

#40 Lady and the Scarecrow created by Filomena's Pizzeria

#41 LION-el's Paws for the Future created by The Cornerstone Christian School

This year LION-el is celebrating the goals and dreams of our Pre-K to Grade 12 Cornerstone Lions. 

#42 Scarecrow created by Arbors of Hop Brook, Independent Retirement Community and Assisted LivingArtist Laurie Robinson

#43 Fancy Francine the Breakfast Chef created by Center Perk

#45 Beyonce created by MA&CE

Many thanks to our Fall 2023 Sponsor

All Ways There Home-Care, LLC