Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) is hosting its 7th annual scarecrow contest. Individuals, families, groups, and businesses are invited to create a scarecrow to be displayed on Main Street during Fall in Love with Ridgefield Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19.

Those participating pick up a wooden scarecrow frame or two ($25/frame) and complete an entry form at the KTM&HC Visitor Center, located at 152 Main Street, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Decorated scarecrows must be returned to the Visitor Center by Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. The staff at KTM&HC will take photos of each entry prior to installing them on Main Street in time for the start of Fall in Love with Ridgefield on Oct. 18.

As in previous years, there will be two rounds of voting for the contest. Ballot voting will occur on Main Street during Fall in Love with Ridgefield, Oct. 18-19. The scarecrow with the most street ballots at the end of the day on Oct. 19 wins a prize, to be announced.

The second round of voting will be on the KTM&HC Facebook page from Oct. 18 to 31, with the winner announced on Nov. 1. To enter in that contest, “Like” the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center Facebook page at facebook.com/keelertavernmuseum, and invite your friends and family to “like” your entry (which will be uploaded by KTM&HC). The scarecrow with the most likes by the end of the day Oct. 31 wins a prize, to be announced. One scarecrow could win twice.