Massive ‘first of its kind’ driving tour will bring hundreds of scarecrows to central Ohio

Jack McLaughlin

With the spooky season now legitimately on the horizon, we have a unique activity to stoke your fall fever.

This year, the Trail of Scarecrows will return to Fairfield County, bringing more than 300 scarecrows to 14 different communities.  

The Scarecrow Trail will begin this year on Oct. 1 and take place until the end of the October.


Business, residents and organizations will create their own unique scarecrows that are put on display for Scarecrow Trail visitors. A digital map detailing each of the event’s 300-plus scarecrows will be available starting Oct. 1.

Participants are encouraged to model their scarecrows after their favorite movie scene or character.

Viewers of the trail will also be able to participate in the fun first-hand through the implementation of county-wide scarecrow “challenge.” The Fairfield County app will allow visitors to check in at each scarecrow using the location code found on each. Once you’ve checked in at least half in a community you can stop by the Fairfield County Visitor Center, located at 158 W. Wheeling St. in Lancaster to receive a prize.

Want to read more? Check out our print publication, (614) Magazine. Learn where you can find a free copy of our new August issue here!


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