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Annual scarecrow, selfie contests return to Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Business Improvement District is holding their 10th Annual Scarecrow and Selfie contests.

Hackettstown Business Improvement District businesses wishing to participate should create a scarecrow to be displayed outside their store. This year’s theme is “Celebrate your Business!-What are you all about?”

Every scarecrow must contain the basic characteristics of a traditional scarecrow, which include stuffing or hay that protrudes out of the hands, head, feet, and neck. It cannot just be a mannequin in a costume.

The winner will receive fifty 30-second radio spots on WRNJ Radio.


  • 10/3 – The Hackettstown BID must be notified by the participating businesses of their scarecrow design via email
  • 10/7 – All Scarecrows placed in front of participating businesses
  • 10/10 – Contest begins; Scarecrow Selfie Contest open to the public
  • 10/29 – Halloween Downtown Parade, Trick-or-Treating and business specials through town
  • 11/1 – Judging deadline
  • 11/4 – Winner announced on WRNJ
  • 11/7 – Scarecrows can begin to be removed by businesses
  • 11/11 – Deadline for scarecrows to be removed by all businesses

For more information on the Scarecrow Contest, click here.

The BID again invites visitors and residents to take a Scarecrow Selfie for your chance to win $25 in BID Bucks.

Beginning Oct 10, find a scarecrow at any participating business and take a selfie with that scarecrow and then email your photo to It can also be shared on social media and tag @hktwn.

The BID will create a Facebook photo album for everyone to vote. The selfie with the most ‘likes’ on Friday, November 4 will win $25 in BID Bucks to spend at any business in Hackettstown

For more information on the Scarecrow Selfie Contest, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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