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And the winners are...

MainStreet Oceanside, the Oceanside Coastal Neighborhood Association (OCNA) and Friends of Oceanside Dia de los Muertos (FOODDLM) partnered to give our local community a fun festive activity during the fall season. Oceanside residents and businesses responded with amazing scarecrows and Dia de los Muertos decorating contests.


The Scarecrow and Dia de los Muertos decorations were judged on four major criteria that include Original/Unique, Emotion/Expressiveness, Costume Design/Effort and Environment/Context. Each participant was given the freedom to decorate with no specific theme.

Scarecrow Contest Residential Winners:

1st Place: Robert

2nd Place: Ange

3rd Place: Grant

Scarecrow Contest Business Winners:

1st Place: Coastal Music Studios

2nd Place: The Millers Table

3rd Place: Breakwater Community Church

Dia de los Muertos Contest Residential Winners:

1st Place: Christina

2nd Place: Blanca

3rd Place: Christine

Dia de los Muertos Contest Business Winners: 

1st Place: Gypsy Soul

2nd Place: The Millers Table

3rd Place: Fat Joe’s

We hope that our community enjoyed the contests as much as our partners did. Don’t forget to shop safely and support your local small business community during these tough times.


Our next event is supporting small businesses during the Holiday season. With a strong coastal small business community, we have unique products that can be a great gift for a friend, partner and/or family. Visit to learn more about our programs from Nov. 20-Dec. 20.

Additional contest entries

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