Scarecrow Contest winners honored


November 7, 2019

Edmonds Historical Museum

Wilcox Construction took the prize for the most votes for "To Edmonds and Beyond."

The winners of the 2019 Edmonds Scarecrow Festival were recognized and honored Monday evening at a reception in the main exhibit area of the Edmonds Historical Museum.

"This year we had a record 103 scarecrows entered," said festival coordinator Dave Buelow. "The creativity was absolutely over the top, but best of all was the tremendous community enthusiasm and participation. This year I'm happy to report that we matched last year's record with more than 4,600 votes cast for the best scarecrows."

First place winners in each category received a certificate, a family or business membership to the museum, and the honor that comes with contributing to the fun of living in Edmonds.

This year's winners:


First: Marjie Bowker/Greg Strzempk, "Rick Franken-Steves"; second: Wendy Clark, "Like Father, Like Son";

third: James Jacoby for "Pumpkin Reaper"


First: Lice Spies, "You Can't Boil Your Kids";

second: tie between Ten Gun Design for "Sugar Skull Queen" and Edmonds-Westgate Veterinary for "Troll-O-Ween Hospital": third: The Makota Company, "Zombie Crow"


First: Barclay Shelton Dance Centre, "Rhonda Rufflebum"; second: Holy Rosary School, "The Wizard of Oz"; third: Edmonds Library, "Scary Poppins"

Financial/Insurance/Real Estate

First: Windermere Real Estate, "Hidden at Windermere"; second: Coldwell Banker Bain, "Strange Sightings"; third: Third: tie between Coastal Bank for "Miss Willow Branch" and Edmonds Realty for "Morticia, Cousin It and Thing"


First: Sound Styles, "The It Girl"; second: The Curious Nest, "Madame Corbeau"; third: Rogue, "Scoops Ahoy"


First: Walnut Street Coffee, "Aragog"; second: A Very Taki Tiki, "Tiki Party of Four"; third, Waterfront Coffee, "Scarecrow Slenderman"

Best First-time Scarecrow Builders


Team Sprague, "Freddie"

Non-residential: Adoption Services of Western Washington, "Protect Our Marsh"

Best Depiction of Edmonds History:

Tie between The Edmonds Historical Museum for "Adelaide Crowette" and Port of Edmonds for "Gone Fishin"

Top vote getter:

Wilcox Construction, "To Edmonds and Beyond"

These results are posted on the Museum website,, along with photos of all the winners in each category.

Helping draw attention to the scarecrow entries were the big orange signs place by each one identifying it as part of the Edmonds Scarecrow Festival. "These signs were a big hit," Buelow said, "and we really want to recycle them to use again next year. So if you still have your sign, please return it to the museum.

"And don't forget that we're always looking for ways to make the Scarecrow Festival even better in the future. We welcome and encourage any and all ideas and suggestions from the public to make this fun annual event even more special. And a heartfelt thanks to all the scarecrow builders, and to everyone who voted or just walked past and enjoyed being a part of this fun annual autumn event in Edmonds."


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