Randall's Farm and Greenhouse is hosting their "Best Ever Scarecrow Contest" on Oct. 17 and 18, during the 12th Annual Fall Festival. First prize: $200 cash prize plus $200 matching prize to your charity. The "Popular" Vote: first prize, $100. Entries must be received by 4 p.m. on Oct. 17 and the judging will be on Oct. 18. Entry rules can be found online at www.randallsfarm.net. Randall's Farm and Greenhouse is located at 631 Center St. in Ludlow.