The Annual Lompoc Valley Scarecrow Contest, hosted by the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, will take place Oct. 17-31.

Businesses are encouraged to participate by creatively decorating their storefronts with a scarecrow, either handmade or purchased. They may be spooky, funny, traditional, crazy, or whatever a business prefers.

Categories on the ballots will be: Most Original, Spookiest, and Funniest. Winners will receive a certificate and bragging rights until next year. Scarecrow decorations should be available for viewing Oct. 17-31.

There will be two awards overall, People’s Choice and Judges’ Pick.

Judging and voting begin Oct. 23. Voting will be available online only at or the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Festival 2022 Survey.

All businesses within the Lompoc Valley, including Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village, are invited to participate. To sign up, contact the chamber at 805-736-4567 or email Deadline to register is Oct. 4.