What does Aldy really look like? This year the Aldergrove Fair is introducing a new contest for individuals and companies – make an Aldy scarecrow, bring him to the Fair and be in to win $100!

According to contest organizer Suzanne Robinson, a scarecrow is a decoy or mannequin dressed in old clothes and placed in open fields to discourage birds. They are a worldwide symbol of farms and the countryside.

Aldy is the little character that symbolizes the Aldergrove Fair. He gets dressed in different clothes every year to match the theme. This year he is a farmer – gumboots and all. You will also notice the banners showing past Aldys going down Fraser Highway.

Robinson explains that the rules are very simple:

  • The scarecrow must represent a human, use old clothing stuffed with organic matter and sticks, and be able to stand alone or attach to a 6 foot fence.
  • They can be no lower than 3 feet and no higher than 8 feet.
  • They need to be delivered to the Kinsman Centre on Friday July 20, 2018 before 6:00 pm.

People’s Choice will be judged at the fair Saturday and Sunday, closing midday Sunday.

$100 will be awarded to best the best Aldy scarecrow by an individual (or family), and a plaque will be awarded to the best corporate scarecrow. Prizes will be Handed out at a ceremony at the Main Stage Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm. Ribbons and plaques will also be awarded in other categories at the judges’ discretion (for example, Most Creative).

All scarecrows to be removed by the owner after 3:00 pm Sunday.

Questions about the scarecrow competition? Please Email suzanne777@shaw.ca.