Just in time for the start of fall -- our annual Scarecrow Contest! We're looking for entries from businesses, organizations, clubs, families, schools and churches. Entrants are encouraged to create whimsical, humorous, mischievous or lovable scarecrows, which will be put up for display the week of October 9 along Penn Street in downtown Reading.

To be part of this free contest, participants must register by October 4. Registration information is available here, and additional information about the contest can be found here. For questions, contact the Improvement District’s office at 610-376-6424.

The scarecrows will be judged the week of October 9 and first, second, and third place ribbons will be awarded.