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Festival of Scarecrows

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

TIME:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Vendor space sold is out. 

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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!

Pumpkin Decorating Class: 5:30-6:30, Tuesday, Oct. 6 - 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 (canned food or cash donation accepted)
  • Photo Op
  • Pumpkin Sales (until all sold)
  • Karaoke

Other Events Include:

  • Decorated Pumpkin Booth Opens: 10:00 a.m. - noon
  • Scarecrow Story Time and Craft, Arvada Library:11am - 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.

For more information contact Special Events Coordinator Brenda Berg at 720-898-7403.


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