Scarecrows In The Gardens

Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT
Alfred B Maclay

3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32309


Formal Gardens


This event is free with paid park admission.


Come out and enjoy Maclay Gardens during the month of October where you will find scarecrows greeting you along the walkways. Local businesses, non-profit organizations and youth groups build scarecrows to display in the gardens. This is a fun Autumn event that puts you in the spirit of harvest time. Visitors to the park, during the month of October, can vote for their favorite scarecrow to win the People's Choice Award! On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting October 9th and ending November 1st, there will be ranger led hayrides that take you through the gardens where rangers will tell the story behind each scarecrow. Hayrides run from 5pm to 6:30pm. NO HAYRIDES will be offered during our Moon Over Maclay Event held on October 13th. If you, or your organization would like to build a scarecrow to add to this event, visit

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