MILAN MAIN STREET is pleased to present a community fundraiser supporting a variety of nonprofit groups and community organizations as well as Milan Main Street.


Individuals, families, community groups, organizations, and businesses are invited to design and build a scarecrow that represents their business, organization, family or selves, imagination and artistic talents.


Each scarecrow will adorn light posts in the downtown from early October - early November. We will share pictures of your scarecrow on the Milan Main Street Facebook page. The scarecrow with the most likes will be recognized as the BEST SCARECROW ON MAIN 2019 on our social media sites and featured on our website for the year. 

There is an $100 entry fee for each scarecrow. Funds raised from the entry fees support Milan Main Street.

REGISTER as a business, family or individual

Scarecrows on Main is also a COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER supporting multiple local organizations and non profits.

How does it work?  Each organization needs your help to raise the $100 entry fee. The entry fee will be divided equally between Milan Main Street and that organization. Every dollar raised over the initial entry fee will go directly to that organization. All you need to do is select the organization(s) you want to support from the SCARECROWS ON MAIN FUNDRAISING PAGE and make a donation online. The fundraising page will show you how much each organization has raised in real time. Our goal is to raise $1,000 for each participating group.


All donors/sponsors will be listed on signage for the scarecrow designed and built by the organization they supported.

This is a fun and creative way to support our amazing community and to showcase the wonderful organizations and groups that make Milan so fantastic.


  • Scarecrows must be in good taste and appropriate for viewing by the public and families

  • Must be absent of adult, political, and religious themes

  • No frightening, scary, violent, gruesome or bloody entries will be accepted

  • Scarecrows should be make to withstand weather conditions

  • Commercially made scarecrows are not allowed

All scarecrows will be displayed in downtown Milan. Each entry will be assigned a light post. Display location of scarecrows will be determined by Milan Main Street. Business owners wishing to display their entry in front of THEIR business must still registered and pay an entry fee. The post in front of your business will be reserved for you based on what you select on your registration form. Any scarecrow not registered will be removed.

SCARECROWS ON MAIN DELIVERY DATE:  October 11 (details about location and times to be announced).