It’s Scarecrow Madness

Posted: 09/23/15

This fall, Big Bear guests will be greeted by dozens of scarecrows on display throughout Big Bear Village during the 2nd Annual Big Bear Village Scarecrow Festival that takes place Friday, September 25 to Sunday, November 8, 2015.

Participating Big Bear Village merchants will display homemade scarecrow creations outside of their shops, boutiques and restaurants to give Big Bear’s shopping district a festive autumn atmosphere. Merchants will compete for best scarecrow in six different categories, which includes best reflection of Big Bear, most traditional, spookiest, best use of recycled material, most reflective of business or organization, and most humorous.

“We’ll have just about every type of scarecrow imaginable. Expect to see some outlandish, eccentric scarecrows to beautiful works of art! It’s going to be fun for both merchants and shoppers,” said Wendy Badger, chairman of Big Bear Village Scarecrow Festival.

Various styles of scarecrows will be on display for six weeks starting September 25 and ending on November 8, 2015. Winners of each scarecrow category will be determined by votes from the general public. The final day for voting is Friday, October 30, 2015. An awards ceremony takes place Saturday, October 31, 2015 during the Annual Halloween in the Village. Ballots and maps are available throughout the village at participating merchants and at the Big Bear Visitors Center located at 630 Bartlett Road. To learn more about the Big Bear Village Scarecrow Festival, make lodging reservations or request a free Visitors Guide log on to or call 800-424-4232.

# # # #

September 23, 2015