No matter what you love most about autumn, you’re sure to fall for this event – the Trail of Scarecrows! Named the “Scarecrow Capital of Ohio,” Fairfield County holds a scarecrow
contest in each community across the county every fall.
Fairfield County Trail of Scarecrows
Each October, Fairfield County holds a scarecrow contest in each community across the county. Visit them all (all 250+) and vote for your favorite!
Those exploring the trail can download the Visit Fairfield County app to check in at each scarecrow placed across 14 different communities and keep track of the ones they’ve discovered. You can see a lot of the county’s scarecrows from the comfort of your own car, making this the perfect socially-distanced fall activity.
While in Fairfield County…
October is a great time to visit Fairfield County for the annual Trail of Scarecrows contest and Hartland Farm’s pumpkin patch. The pumpkin patch at Hartland Farm will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on the weekends. There will be pumpkins, hay rides, animals, bounce houses, a corn maze, and food provided by food trucks! Best of all, admission to the farm is always free! Follow along on their Facebook for weather closures.