16th Annual Festival of Scarecrows

16th Annual Festival of Scarecrows

16th Annual Festival of Scarecrows

Join us for the 16th Annual Festival of Scarecrows! This FREE, family-friendly event is located in Olde Town Arvada on Saturday, October 13, 2012  from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Festival Contests:

·         Scarecrow Contest: scarecrows will be on display throughout Olde Town. Help us by casting your vote for the best entries between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be given in several categories. Businesses, individuals, schools or organizations can enter a decorated scarecrow into the contest with a $10 entry fee and completed application which can be easily found at www.arvadafestivals.com.

·         Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Groups, businesses and individual contestants can add personality and flair with arms, legs, hair, a painted face and other features for a chance to win prizes in several categories. Enter your work-of-art decorated pumpkin between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

·         Giant Pumpkin Contest: Finally, dedicated gardeners can bring in their largest pumpkins for this Contest. Past winners that have exceeded 200 pounds! Weigh-in begins at 1:30 p.m. Arvada Gardeners, who present the weigh-in each year, will also have gourds and corn stalks on sale to help celebrate and decorate for holiday festivities.

Just 4 Kids

Parents be sure to bring your kids in costume, so they can take part in the Costumed Kids Parade, which kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Brewster the Giant Green Dinosaur will lead little ghosts and goblins through Olde Town Square. Each participant receives a goodie bag!

Even the youngest kids can get in the action by wandering through a “cone”stalk maze. Admission is free and canned food donations for the Arvada Community Food Bank are welcomed.

Additional childrens activities will include:

  • Face painting
  • Balloon tying
  • Story Telling from Arvada Library
  • Fire Truck tours from Arvada Fire Protection District
  • Fuzzy alpacas
  • Bouncy castle
  • Craft projects and games.

In addition to the contests and Kids Zone, there will be a climbing tower, free hayrides around Olde Town, music provided by a DJ and more than 30 community and food booths. Pumpkins are also available for purchase in Olde Town Square’s Pumpkin Patch with proceeds benefitting the Arvada Community Food Bank.

For more information about the festival and for vendor and contest applications, visit www.arvadafestivals.com.

Arvada Festivals Commission annual sponsors are 1st Bank of Arvada, ALine Ride Provide, Alphagraphics, Arvada Press, Arvada Rent-Alls, D & K Jewelers, Goddard School, Jakes Toy Box, Personal Benefit Services, Scrumptious, Sooper Credit Union, Sportline Team Sports


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