Registration opened Monday for anyone interested in creating a Scarecrow for Fort Mill’s 8th Annual Scarecrow Crawl.

   The Town of Fort Mill is accepting entries through Sept. 9 from “individuals, schools, businesses, organizations, churches and more,” according to an online post. Registration is free and scarecrow installation will be held from Sept. 26-Oct. 2.

Fort Mill Scarecrow Crawl (file photo/Fort Mill Sun)

   The event is very popular among residents and visitors with the creative scarecrows being displayed throughout downtown Fort Mill.

   A panel of judges will vote on the following categories:

   Most Fort Mill Spirit

   Most Creative

    Best School

    Best Name

    Most Complex

    Best Overall

   Winners will be chosen for People’s Choice, Best Sponsor and Town of Fort Mill Best Department Scarecrow.  The public will also be given a chance to vote on their favorites on the Town’s Facebook from Oct. 7-28.

Winners will be announced on Town of Fort Mill social media on Oct. 29.

   For rules, registration information and sponsor applications, go to You may also contact Events Coordinator Jacona Hester at

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...