Log In   ·   Become A Member

Montauk’s Scarecrow Days Are Back Just In Time For Halloween

Nicole Barylski

Judging will take place on Sunday, October 16th. (Courtesy Photos)

"Montauk Youth, Inc. is excited to bring back Montauk's Scarecrow Days for its 6th year," shared Maureen Rutkowski. "Years ago, we saw versions of this in other communities and thought it would be fun to bring to Montauk."

Starting Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 16th (if you want your entry judged), families, artists, businesses and the East End community can assist Montauk Youth, Inc. prepare for the autumn season by embellishing Montauk with a special creation - a scarecrow that they decorated. Participants may pick up their scarecrow frame at John's Drive-In and that's when they'll learn where their entry will reside once you've added all the impressive, award worthy bells and whistles. Scarecrows may be embellished as you wish - whether you go a themed route, pay homage to your favorite Halloween tradition or go another jaw-dropping route. But, make sure to remember that this is a family-friendly contest, so keep candidates in good taste.

"The Days have been a resounding success, with anywhere from 20+ to 50+ scarecrows put up around Montauk the past few years," she noted.

You can even make Scarecrow Days into an amusing game for friends and family by seeing who can locate the most contenders as they pop up around Montauk. "It's such fun to drive or walk through town each day looking for new installations," said Rutkowski. "Montauk does not disappoint: we have a lot of creative people out here."

And for those who plan on decorating a Scarecrow, make sure to bring you're A game because bragging rights are on the line. "This year we'll be awarding prizes to top scarecrows," she explained.

Even if you're a little late to the decorating party, Rutkowski still encourages participants to showoff their masterpieces. "We'd love to see all up by the 16th, but hey, this is Montauk: we know how we all out here love to push our deadlines," she said. "Judges will make the rounds the week leading up to Halloween."

Montauk's Scarecrow Days will be on display through Tuesday, November 1st.

John's Drive-In is located at 677 Montauk Highway in Montauk. For more information call 631-668-1540.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is the sky?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design.
D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design with a balance between functionality and imagination. We skillfully and tastefully transform ordinary spaces into classic modern styles, which are understated, and luxe. We’re known for our modern transitional style incorporating antiques and modern elements for an unexpected edge.

The Hamptons-NY
The Hamptons Apparel and Accessories Collections pay respect to the rich history found at every beach, dock, main street and village that makes up The Hamptons. We designed this for YOU and everyone you know that loves The Hamptons.