The Scarecrow Festival at Georgian Place is truly a gem of a find. New to the festival circuit as of 2010, this event has grown exponentially in size and visitors during its short life. It is clear why this festival has such a draw. Jam- packed with plenty of games and activities, and tons of scarecrows, this is a family event of the highest order. With overwhelming support and enthusiasm injected by local businesses, this Scarecrow Festival is a sincere and honest community-focused event that is a hands-down blast.
At Scarecrow Festival, the natural king is the scarecrow. Through Scarecrow Festival live scarecrows stroll through the event and the scarecrow competition is the defining hallmark. Over fifty scarecrows are designed, built and submitted by individuals, families, teams, and local businesses. The plethoras of scarecrows are displayed through the festival for visitors to admired while the best scarecrows are awarded a share of prizes. The scarecrows themselves run from the elaborate to the abstract to more traditional. Individuality and uniqueness is awarded so be prepared to see mummified scarecrows and ones made of musical instruments. It isn’t enough that the scarecrows themselves are so fun to look at, but most are built into an interactive environment.
Live music ascents the day-long family-friendly activities that include the likes of pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, carve and design a gourd, free pony rides, storytelling, scarecrow making workshop. Kids can get their picture taken in front of gigantic 200 lb pumpkins. There is also a great little arts and craft show. Seasonal vendors include everything from Tupperware to rustic wood carving to custom jewelry. There are also a great selection of food staples sold including locally grown herbs and maple syrup. There are also great local food vendors. Of note are the delicious spread of desserts like gobs and apple dumplings from local bakeries. Capping off the fun is the annual quilt show and sale, tractor square dancing, and an outdoor Fall Fashion Show hosted by a local clothing boutique.
Admission is free and Parking is free.