That's a lot of scarecrows! Gatlinburg attempts world record

Courtesy WBIR

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WBIR) – The Smokey Mountains get in the fall sprit with the help of a few thousand new faces.

The gathering is part of an attempt to break a world record for the greatest number of scarecrows in one place.

It took five days to place the rows and rows of scarecrows in downtown Gatlinburg.

The visitor's bureau says this is the busiest time of the year for the town, and after starting the scarecrow tradition a few years back, they began to wonder if theirs was the biggest scarecrow display.

Turns out they need to try for 4,000 to beat the world record. They will do the count on Monday, according to NBC affiliate WBIR.

The visitor's bureau will take a video of the display and send it in to the Guinness World Record tabulators for review.