Spring Valley businesses get ready to get your scare on.

The Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce is announcing a scarecrow/fall themed decorating contest for all local businesses. They are encouraging everyone to get creative and have fun while giving the city a festive fall atmosphere.

The contest will tie in with the fall-themed Spring Valley Business Expo on Oct. 19, which will be held in the Kingsland gym and cafeteria. Participants are asked to bring their scarecrows to the event to compete for the people's choice award.

The deadline for the window contest will be Oct. 18. First prize will receive $75 in Chamber money; second will get $50 with third receiving $25.

To register for the contest, contact Andrea Hindt at (507) 346-7365.