Meadowlands Museum hosts Scarecrow Day

Scarecrow_webRUTHERFORD – 

On Oct. 17, from noon to 3 p.m., the Meadowlands Museum will host its annual Scarecrow Day for families, scout troops, and kids at heart. Participants will make scarecrows using a combination of hay, old clothes, and imagination!

The museum provides hay, clothes and scarecrow posts, but guests are encouraged to bring items to make their scarecrow as unique as possible: tiaras, hats, or even a team T-shirt.

Scarecrows will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, unless reserved ahead of time. There will be additional activities such as pumpkin painting and a scavenger hunt.

Admission is $15 per scarecrow, and the museum recommends no more than six people working on each scarecrow.

To participate in pumpkin painting, an additional $3 per pumpkin will be charged.

In the case of inclement weather, Scarecrow Day will be held Oct. 24.

There are a limited number of spots available. Advance registration is strongly recommended.

To reserve a scarecrow, or if you have any questions about the event, contact Jesse Gordon at 201-935-1175 or

The Meadowlands Museum is located at 91 Crane Ave., Rutherford, near the intersection of Rts. 3 and 17.

Learn more about the writer ...