Public Invited to Enter 3rd-annual Oktoberfest Scarecrow Competition & Exhibit at SteelStacks

Sep 4th, 2015Press Release from ArtsQuest

BETHLEHEM, PA—ArtsQuest is inviting the public to show off its creative side by crafting scarecrows for the third-annual Oktoberfest Scarecrow Competition & Exhibit at SteelStacks Sept. 21-Oct. 11.

The Oktoberfest Scarecrow Competition & Exhibit will feature four categories – Traditional Scarecrows, Contemporary Scarecrows, Kids/Family Scarecrows for ages 12 and under, and the new Rockin’ Scarecrows category. Cash prizes of $150, $100 and $50 will be awarded in the Traditional, Contemporary and Rockin’ Scarecrow categories; the first- and second-place winners in the Kids/Family Scarecrow category will each receive a private movie screening for up to 15 people at the ArtsQuest Center’s Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.

Any individual or group interested in entering the competition must register at by Sept. 18. Scarecrows must be sturdy, weather-resistant and mounted on a 1.5-inch square post or circular dowel, and they should be dropped off at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks Sept. 20 between 1 and 4 p.m. During Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling, the public will be able to vote for its favorite scarecrows, with the winners announced Oct. 12 on

Any individual or group that wants its scarecrow returned must pick it up at the ArtsQuest Center Oct. 12-14.  For complete details and the official entry form, please visit

The 5th-annual Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling, set for Oct. 2-4 and 9-11, will feature a variety of live music, delicious German food, fun & games and more. Among the highlights of the free festival are the popular dachshund races, Celebrity Skills Challenge, the Craft Brewers Village presented by the Brewers of Pennsylvania, and more. For more information, visit




Mark Demko, ArtsQuest

610-332-1342 or gro.tseuqstranull@okmedm

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