The 5th annual Scarecrow Walk will be returning to downtown Tom River! The scarecrows will be on display from October 13th to October 31st along Washington Street. Local Toms River businesses will have voting ballots so just look for the Scarecrow Walk posters in their business windows. Support local businesses and vote for your favorite scarecrow! Completed ballots can be dropped off at the Downtown Shops located at 53 Main St. in Toms River.

Now if you think you have what it takes to enter the contest, registration is required and must be received by October 9th. Click this link to register before its to late! The contest is open to all ages and there is no entry fee. Just dig out old clothes from the attic, gather fall decorations and start designing a perfect scarecrow! This year you will once again have two chances to win. The first award is the traditional People's Choice, where Jersey Shore residents votes on their favorite scarecrow. The second will be the Judge's Choice. Special Judges will be voting in three different categories - business, individual/ family and community group. Your scarecrow will be automatically entered into both contests! Winners and scarecrows who place in the top three for both contests will be awarded cash prizes. $100 cash prize to the first place scarecrow!

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It is important to note all scarecrows must be family friendly. Scarecrows that reflect controversial social, religious or political situations will not be accepted. The full list of rules and regulations can be found by clicking this link. Once again, registration is required and must be received by October 9th! Winners will be announced Tuesday, November 3rd.

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN VOTING OR CREATING THE PERFECT SCARECROW!