Cincinnati is a city that loves the arts — in any way, shape or form. October not only celebrates the return of BLINK, an epic, city-wide arts installation; it also brings Scarecrow Row, a unique, classic Cincinnati experience that’s perfect for families.
Scarecrow Row is a fun, FREE, fall art installation of scarecrows at Otto Armleder Park.
It’s the coolest, most family-friendly, under-the-radar fall event in Cincinnati, and a must visit this month!
Scarecrow Crow a collaboration between Hamilton County Great Parks & Cincinnati Recreation.
This is the event’s third year, and second year at Otto M. Armleder Park. (The first year the event was held along the Lunken Playfield bike path, which was really picturesque, but too long for families and not as handicap accessible.)
There are 25 scarecrows stretching across two miles of trails.
As you enter Otto M. Armleder Park, you’ll drive past the first two displays: a scarecrow scene created by Hyde Park Landscaping and “Tin Man Taylor.” Park in the lot by the playground, and walk through the seating area, past the play equipment, where you’ll see “Pretty in Pink,” a dressed-to-the-nines, stylish scarecrow that’s reminiscent of a flamingo.
The scarecrows are designed by local individuals, businesses and organizations.
This year, a high percentage of the scarecrows were created by the event’s co-sponsor, Cincinnati Recreation Center.
Despite their name, most of these autumn mascots are not at all scary.
Each one has a different theme. Some are more classically “Halloween,” while others eschew the season’s themes in favor of the funny (and punny). Many are kid friendly, like Dorothy and the Tin Man, E.T. and Sesame Street’s Oscar and Julia (created by OTR’s Rec Center as a friendly nod to kids with autism).
The scarecrows are exquisitely designed, with lots of fun details.
Kids will enjoy looking at all everything!
Clocking in at just two miles long, this fall activity is perfect for hiking or biking with your family.
Because the scarecrows are located all throughout the trails, you can make the hike as long or short as you’d like.
The temps are finally cooling down, and there’s no better way to celebrate #FallInCincy than Scarecrow Row! Scarecrow Row is a fun, under-the-radar Halloween event that offers families a little something different.