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Scarecrows have taken over the Northern Plains Botanic Garden
and you’re invited to shop them all!

A fundraising event hosted by Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society in support of the
Northern Plains Botanic Garden 

WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
WHERE: Northern Plains Botanic Garden, 1211 28th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
WHAT: Fall Market and Bake Sale featuring Scarecrows in the Garden! 

Scarecrows have taken over the Northern Plains Botanic Garden and you’re invited to shop them all!


Unique Scarecrows crafted by donors will be on display and for sale at the third annual Scarecrows in the Garden event. Come see the scarecrows on display and tour the picturesque gardens as they show off their end of summer colors and transition to autumn shades.


Wander around the Children’s Garden, take family portraits with fantastic blooming displays, or enjoy a cake walk with prizes. Shop our pumpkins and fall market while you enjoy a savory bite from Heart-n-Soul Community Café.


Start your holiday gift shopping!

  • Stunning fall decor

  • Houseplants and botanical supplies

  • Aromatic herbs

  • Delicious jams & preserves

  • Fresh baked treats


LUNCH AVAILABLE: Heart-N-Soul Community Café will be selling lunch items between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome but not required.

Proceeds will be used to support the Northern Plains Botanic Garden.


Calling all Donors, Sponsors, and Volunteers!

Show off your craftiness as you, or your team, create a unique one-of-a-kind scarecrow for sale. Scarecrows will be on display with their creator’s name, company, or organization! Funds raised will be used to support and grow the Northern Plains Botanic Garden. 


Additional donations of time, talent, and funding are always welcome!

Suggested Donations: Baked Goods, Preserves, Fall Craft Items

  • Homemade Baked Goods: Breads, Pies, Tarts, Pastries, Candy

  • Jellies, Jams, Pickles, Fruit Preserves 

  • Fall Craft Items

  • Exterior Fall Decor 

  • Botanic Themed Items 

  • Fall Bulbs and Garden Perennials for Fall Planting 

Drop off of Items is requested on Friday, September 13, between 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the NPBGS Greenhouse -or- Saturday, September 14, before the 10 a.m. event start time. 

Register your donation as below or contact Joyce Pettinger: 701-237-6554 or



Guidelines for making Scarecrows

  1. Sign Up! Just Register HERE or Email

  2. RSVP your scarecrow contribution by Thursday, September 12, 2023

  3. Have fun and be creative!

  4. Scarecrows can be made from “non-traditional” items

  5. Size Restrictions: Between 12” and 72”

  6. We ask that Scarecrows be built with support, so they are capable of standing alone.

  7. Deliver Scarecrows and other donations no later than Friday Sept 13th between 10 a.m.-7 p.m. to the                                                                         Northern Plains Botanic Garden 1211 28th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102

  8. Scarecrows will be displayed with their creator’s name/company/organization

  9. Scarecrows should remain on display until 4 p.m., Saturday September 14, 2023.

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