This is the 7th annual Scarecrow Fest! It started in Solvang in 60 businesses participating in 2010, and now has grown to nearly 200 businesses that span Solvang as well as its neighboring towns of Los Olivos, Buellton, Ballard, Santa Ynez, and Los Alamos.
People are encouraged to vote for their favorite scarecrows, under several different categories. In Solvang, there are 6 categories:
- Best scarecrow photo op
- Best use of recycled materials
- Best use of business theme
- Most Danish (this is, after all, the heritage of Solvang)
- Most humorous