DATE: Saturday, October 12, 2013
PLACE: Olde Town Square - 57th Street - and all of Olde Town Arvada
TIME: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 2013:
Scarecrow Judging by Public
10:00 - 1:30 Olde Town Square and various merchants
12:00 - Kids Costume Parade
10:00 - 12:00 - Decorated Pumpkin and Pumpkin Dish Drop off
Judging at 12:30 pm
Pumpkin seed spitting into a bucket with three age categories and prizes:
11:00 – 11:30 for 7-12 year olds
11:30 – 12:00 for 13-18 year olds
10:30 – 11:00 for 19 and over
Pumpkin pie eating with three categories and prizes: Taking first five people to sign up day of event. See who can eat a pie the fastest.
11:00 – 11:15 for 22 years and over
11:20 – 11:35 for 16 – 21 year olds
11:40 – noon for 12-15 year olds
Potato sack and 3-legged races with three age categories: No prizes but lots of fun!
10:30 – 11:00 for 6-12 year olds
11:00 -11:30 for 13-19 year olds
11:30 – 12:00 for 19 years and over
1:30 - Judging for Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In
Community sponsors: City of Arvada Arvada Festivals Commission, Historic Olde Town Arvada and Arvada Gardeners
Fall Fun at the Festival of Scarecrows!
Fall would not be complete without the Festival of Scarecrows. It’s free! It’s fun! Join us to celebrate in Olde Town! With new activities each year, there is something for everyone.
The traditional Scarecrow Contest – Scarecrows of all shapes, sizes and costumes will be scattered all over Olde Town. Everyone can vote on their favorites with prizes given to the best in several categories. Businesses, community organizations and individuals can enter their creations by calling HOTA at 303-420-6100 or visiting www.historicarvada.org.
Four new activities this year:
- Pumpkin seed spitting into a bucket with three age categories and prizes
- Pumpkin pie eating with three categories and prizes
- Potato sack and 3-legged races with three age categories
- Pumpkin dish cooking contest. Enter your favorite pumpkin dish (no pumpkin pies, please) and win a prize. Dish will be judged on by taste and originality. Bring dish in a disposable container or if in a container you want back it must be picked up by 2pm. Limit 3 entries per person. You do not need to pre-register.
Come watch Devin Montagne paint a portrait with his hands! A must see attraction!
Decorated Pumpkin Contest – Decorate a pumpkin. Prizes will be given in several categories. Download your entry form under related links.
Kiddie Costume Parade – Led by Brewster, the Giant Green Dinosaur provided by Coors Credit Union.
Kiddie Cone Maze - Bring a canned food item to donate to the Arvada Community Food Bank.
Pumpkin Patch – Pumpkins for sale with cash proceeds benefiting the Arvada Community Food Bank.
Giant Pumpkin Contest – The Arvada Gardeners feature this annual contest of mighty pumpkins grown by adults and kids with prizes in several categories.
Other Festival favorites include hayrides, alpacas; face painters; adult and kid’s games.
Community vendors including food trucks and food vendors, lively DJ music.
Recycle and compostable tents available.
Ride your bike and lock it up in a secure bike corral.