The pandemic isn’t stopping the Town of Fort Mill from its annual Scarecrow Crawl.

Registration for the 6th Annual Scarecrow Crawl opens Friday (Aug. 28) and continues through Sept. 18. The actual event takes place Oct. 5-31. Here are some details from the town:

Join the Town of Fort Mill as we host our 6th Annual Scarecrow Crawl from Oct. 5 to 31!

Come take a stroll in Downtown Fort Mill to see all the amazing Scarecrow entries created by individuals, schools, businesses, organizations, churches and more. Registration to enter a Scarecrow is free and will be held Aug. 28 to Sept. 18. Scarecrow installation will be held from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. Rules and registration information can be found by visiting the Town website ( and searching the ‘Spotlights’ section. Also, make sure to follow our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) for updates.

A panel of judges will vote on the following categories: Most Fort Mill Spirit, Best Use of Recyclable Materials, Most Creative, Best Name, Most Complex, and Best Overall. The public will also have a chance to weigh in on Facebook from Oct. 9 to 28, by liking their favorite Scarecrows! Winners will be chosen for People’s Choice and Town of Fort Mill Best Department Scarecrow.

Winners will be announced on Town of Fort Mill social media on Oct. 31. Please make sure to follow all safety guidelines for COVID-19 while visiting this year’s entries. For more information, please contact Events Coordinator Jacona Hester at (803) 487-5413 or by email at

The Scarecrow Crawl continues to grow each year. Here is a look from last year’s displays. (File photo/Fort Mill Sun)

Greg Rickabaugh

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...