Take a Stroll Through Scarecrow Row


Illustration by Jason Ford

If you love Halloween but aren’t so much into the haunted house scene, opt for a less frightening stroll through Scarecrow Row at Otto Armleder Park. It’s fall fun the whole family can enjoy. Here’s our by-the-numbers take on this classic holiday outing:

7: Years ago Jill Bohl had the idea for Scarecrow Row. She was riding her bike in the park and realized the tall grass had a striking resemblance to a cornfield.

2: Years Scarecrow Row has delighted park-goers in partnership with Cincinnati Recreation Commission and Great Parks of Hamilton County.

5: Scarecrows made from a single bale of hay.

16: Days the scarecrows will be displayed. See them during daylight hours September 29 through October 14.

101: Followers on Scarecrow Row’s Facebook page. Bohl says she’s received lots of positive feedback from people who say the creative scarecrows make them smile while riding through the park.

>24: Scarecrows on display this year. Cincinnati Public Library, Mt. Washington Rec Center, and Max’s Meals & More are just a few entities that have created personalized scarecrows.

$0: Cost to see the scarecrows. All you need is a love for Halloween (a bike doesn’t hurt either!)

6: People on Scarecrow Row’s organizing team.

2: Miles in the loop designated for Scarecrow Row. Walk or bike the trail to see the parade of witches and Frankensteins.

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