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Annual scarecrow contest in downtown Canby about to get rolling as votes for favorites begin soon

Canby's downtown has a bit of an Autumnal feel to it right now as scarecrows of all shapes and sizes are starting to dot different locales.

That can mean only one thing – the Hot Rod Dreamworks 4th Annual Scarecrow Contest is about to get rolling.

PMG PHOTO: DEBORAH GUINTHER - Hot Rod Dreamworks' annual scarecrow contest is about to heat up as scarecrows are starting to appear in Canby's downtown area.

Entries have been coming in since the end of September and voting for the scarecrows is set to begin Oct. 18. The scarecrow contest ends Oct. 30 with voting for your favorites available by going to

Canby's scarecrow contest has become a favorite activity to welcome the fall in Canby and has also provided those who participate with a very creative outlet. Total entries could go north of 30 this year, making the downtown area ripe for some interesting scarecrow designs.

PMG PHOTO: DEBORAH GUINTHER - Lots of creativity goes into the scarecros displays in downtown Canby.

"I always make it a point to try to get downtown a couple times in late October to view the scarecrows and how creative everyone gets," Miles Jenkins said while on a walk on Second Street with his wife, Nadine. "It's just a fun little thing that's going on in town and kind of says 'Hello Fall' to everyone. Gets us headed toward Halloween, I suppose. And then onto Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's fun to look at."

As always, the contest was open to all organizations, businesses, schools and clubs, which makes for some interesting scarecrow creations.

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