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Seneca Park Zoo Fall Fest – Kickoff/Scarecrow Weekend!

October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

For the entire month of October we will be celebrating our first-ever Seneca Park Zoo Fall Fest! Enjoy fun Fall décor, special seasonal treats, and themed weekends. If the smell and sight of apples, pumpkins, scarecrows, and hay bales is something you’re into then this will be the perfect time to visit the Zoo!

This first weekend will feature a fall-themed Zoo and kickoff with the start of our Scarecrow Contest. Guests who visit the Zoo will be able to see scarecrow submissions and vote on their favorite.

Scarecrow Contest Information:

All contestants will be supplied with a basic scarecrow “T-frame” which must be used for the basic frame of your scarecrow.  Your creativity and imagination can take it from there!  Here are a few more things we want you to know:

  • Scarecrows can be no taller than 6’   
  • Scarecrows must be family-friendly, and can be any theme, color, shape, etc.  
  • Scarecrows will be displayed outdoors and must be able to withstand all weather conditions 
  • Scarecrows must arrive at the Zoo assembled and ready to display with any accessories securely attached. 
  • Scarecrows can be dropped off at the Zoo any day between September 23 -Oct 5 between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm 
  • Voting (by Zoo guests) will take place October 8 – 31, 2022.   
  • The scarecrow that gets the most votes throughout the month will be declared the Fall Fest Scarecrow winner! Winner will receive a private tour of Seneca Park Zoo with Steve Lacy, Seneca Park Zoo Director. 

Need some creative inspiration?  Check out these videos:


October 1, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621
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(585) 336-7200