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Festival of Scarecrows

2016 Dates and Details TBA

Festival Location

Olde Town Square - 57th Avenue, Grant Place and all of Olde Town Arvada

About the Festival

Fall would not be complete without the Festival of Scarecrows.  It’s free! It’s fun! With plenty of activities, there is something for everyone.

Buy pumpkins! Stroll through Olde Town! Vote for your favorite scarecrow or enter in a variety of contests and fun competitions, or bring your biggest home-grown pumpkin for weighing to claim the biggest pumpkin prize!

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.

2015 Schedule of Events included:

  • Hayrides
  • Scarecrow Judging (until 2:30 p.m.)
  • Cone Maze (canned food or cash donation accepted)
  • Photo Op
  • Pumpkin Sales (until all sold)
  • Karaoke
  • Decorated Pumpkin Booth
  • Scarecrow Story Time and Craft, Arvada Library
  • Pumpkin Seed Spitting
  • Costume Parade
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Baked Pumpkin Dish Contest
  • Giant Pumpkin Weighing

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

Contact Information

Arvada Festivals Commission Special Events Coordinator Brenda Berg: 720-898-7403.


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