Festival of Scarecrows

Festival of Scarecrows


PLACE: Olde Town Square - 57th Street, Grant Street and all of Olde Town Arvada

TIME:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DATE: October 10, 2015 (inclement weather date October 17)

Click here to sign up for a food or vendor booth space.

Fall would not be complete without the Festival of Scarecrows.  It’s free! It’s fun! Join us to celebrate in Olde Town!  With activities each year, there is something for everyone.

Guests will have the opportunity to buy pumpkins, stroll through Olde Town to view scarecrow entries and vote for your favorite scarecrow or enter in a variety of contests and fun competitions and bring your biggest home-grown pumpkin for weighing to claim the biggest pumpkin prize!

Pumpkin Decorating Class: 5:30-6:30 on Tues Oct. 6th - to register call Majestic View Nature Center at 720-898-7405. (Bring your decorated pumpkins to the contest on Saturday 10/10/15).

Activities: Scarecrow contest, great pumpkin contest, kids costume parade, local community and food vendors, informal contests, music, karaoke for all ages, hayrides, baked pumpkin contest (baked goods except pumpkin pies will be accepted).

Parking: Limited parking in Olde Town but ample parking in the Vineyard and Vance lots, down the hill.  Free shuttle available.

Schedule of Events:

All Day Events Include:

  • Hayrides
  • Scarecrow Judging (until 2:30 p.m.)
  • Cone Maze
  • Photo Op
  • Pumpkin Sales
  • Karaoke

Other Events Include:

  • Decorated Pumpkin Booth Opens: 10:00 a.m. - noon
  • Pumpkin Seed Spitting: 11:00 a.m. - noon
  • Costume Parade: Noon
  • Pie Eating Contest: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Decorated Pumpkin Judging: 1:00 p.m.
  • Baked Pumpkin Dish Judging : 2:00 p.m.
  • Giant Pumpkin Weighing: 2:30 p.m.

Event producer(s): Arvada Festivals Commission, Historic Olde Town Arvada, Arvada Gardeners

View the results of the 2014 Pumpkin Decorating Contest and Pumpkin Dish Recipe Contest (plus recipes)


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