Hey downtown Franklin fans… we’re “scarin’ up scarecrows” for y’all during the month of October! Beginning Friday, Oct. 4–the evening of the Franklin Art Scene–Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) members are decorating their windows and doors with one-of-a-kind scarecrows to add to the festivity of the season.

If you can’t make it to come see the creations around downtown Franklin during the art crawl, we’re hoping that you’ll visit places on and around #AmericasFavoriteMainStreet™ to see what they’ve cooked up!

We’re asking that our downtown Franklin friends vote for your favorite scarecrow through our social media channels leading up to Pumpkinfest! We will stop counting votes on Friday, Oct. 25 at Noon.

The rules for all you voting:

1. Each Facebook “like” (up to 2 entries) counts as a vote:http://goo.gl/xhAFs8

2. Each scarecrow “re-pin” (up to 2 entries) counts as a vote: http://goo.gl/WB8gf2

3. Each “tweet” about a scarecrow (up to 3 entries) with #FranklinScarecrows counts as a vote: twitter.com/DwtnFranklinTN

The decoration that receives the most combined “likes” + “repins” + “mentions” by Pumpkinfest (which is on October 26) will win. Again: we will stop counting votes Oct. 25 at Noon. We’d sure appreciate your input!

Winners: the merchant with the most popular scarecrow wins a $100 gift certificate to the Franklin Theatre. Those individuals who enter the contest through the aforementioned ways will also be entered to win in a random drawing, for a $50 gift certificate to the Franklin Theatre. The public winner will be picked at random, and contacted through the social media channel(s) in which they voted.