Downtown Woodstock is asking members of the public to pick their favorites among the more than 175 scarecrows that are decorating downtown this month.

Since the beginning of October, residents and visitors traveling down Main Street have been treated to a crowd of scarecrows — an annual event for the city. The 2020 WDSTK Scarecrow invasion features designs from local businesses, non-profits and individuals.

After taking a look at all of the displays, people are being asked to vote for their favorite scarecrow at the Woodstock Visitors Center, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and located at 8588 Main St. A $1 donation equals one vote, with all proceeds benefiting INSeason, the design committee for IN WDSTK, and go directly to beautification projects in downtown.

A free activity is the Scarecrow Invasion Scavenger Hunt. Clue sheets can be picked up at the Woodstock Visitors Center and contain 10 clues to help participants locate the right scarecrows and discover the correct answers. Once the sheet is completed, return it to the visitors center to win a prize. There is also a Scarecrow Invasion photo booth for visitors to see what they would look like as scarecrows.

Because of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, signs and sidewalk decals have been installed along downtown sidewalks to remind pedestrians to maintain a proper social distance for the annual event.

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