Scarecrows will return to Colusa County


For the month of October, Colusa County businesses and organizations will have the opportunity to charm the streets of Arbuckle, Colusa, Maxwell, and Williams with artistic, creative, and lively scarecrow displays that will be sure to delight locals and visitors alike.

The annual Scarecrow Contest is hosted by the Pioneer Review in cooperation with the Colusa County Fairgrounds Pumpkin Village.

Scarecrows must be set up no later than Monday, Oct. 9, and be on display through Oct. 31. Businesses must register their scarecrow with the Pioneer Review by 5 PM, Wednesday, Oct. 4. There is no entry fee.

Entrants will be assigned a voting number to attach to their scarecrow upon submitting a completed application. Once the business’ Scarecrow is set up, they should call the Pioneer Review and a reporter will come take a photo

of the entry for display in the newspaper and for people’s choice judging online.

Winning scarecrows will be selected both by a panel of judges and by popular vote of visitors and locals. Judges will vote on each scarecrow based on creativity, use of materials, and overall presentation.

Judges’ favorite will receive a trophy and a prize, and the Popular vote winner will receive a trophy and a prize.

Voting on favorite scarecrows will be open to the public starting Monday, Oct. 16, through Friday, Oct. 27, online at Winners will be announced Nov. 1.

Entry forms can be obtained at the Pioneer Review, 611 Bridge Street, Colusa, or email or online at Registration is open until Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Download 2017 Scarecrow Entry Form


Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.