Spooky Scarecrows


Upside down scarecrows, snowboarding scarecrows, even a scarecrow with a dog; the Stony Brook Village Center is slowly filling up with scarecrows of all shapes and size as the annual scarecrow competition enters its 24th year.


High school chemistry teacher scarecrow Walter White reminds those that pass by to apply themselves.


Where’s his head?

The registration deadline for the annual scarecrow competition was Oct. 3, but there’s still time to vote for your favorites. Cash prizes will go to the first, second and third place in three categories: professional, adult/family and children. Ballots are available in the Stony Brook Village Center shops.


Careful this scarecrow doesn’t roll away. Winners of the scarecrow competition will be announced at the Halloween Festival on Friday, Oct. 31.


This guy is just waiting for some snow.


Several Girl Scout troops are participating in the contest. One troop created a scarecrow representing ghostly traditions around the globe, while Troop 405 presented the scarecrow Somas and her dog Thin Mint.


The annual Halloween Festival and announcement of the winners, takes place on Oct. 31, from 2 to 5 pm. The free festival features trick or treating in, live music, Halloween games and a children’s costume parade.