Hay You: Scarecrow Festival is Saturday in Delavan
DELAVAN—Exactly what is it that makes a good scarecrow?
Is it the clothing, the hat or the facial expression? Maybe it's all about size or proper stuffing.
You be the judge this Saturday when the 17th annual Scarecrow Festival converges on downtown Delavan.
Scarecrows began surfacing on the city's light poles around Labor Day, and they will remain standing until mid-October. Fest-goers can vote for their favorite straw supermodels as part of the event's annual contest. Winners will be selected at 2:30 p.m. and rewarded with gift certificates to Remember When, 313 E. Walworth Ave.
The festival also will feature the live painting of the city's 20th historic mural, which will carry an early industry theme. The mural will go up on the Delavan Fitness Center, 114 N. 3rd St., and it will be worked on all day during the festival.
Event organizers also plan to offer their annual duck raffle, which will award cash prizes of $200 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third. A variety of other prizes donated by local businesses also will be handed out.
Along with the mural painting, other all-day events include a quilt show downtown and self-guided Walldog mural walking tours.
For more information about Scarecrow Fest, go to Visit
Delavan.com. Places and times for festival-related events are listed here:
Tower Park (Walworth Avenue)
--9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Food, craft fair and flea market
--11-11:45 a.m.: Flying Dragons martial arts demo
--Noon-12:30 p.m.: Yoga Hohm demo
--12:30-3:30 p.m.: Live music by Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys
--1-3 p.m.: Free pumpkin painting
North Third Street and Info Center (303 E. Walworth Ave.)
--9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Silent pie and cake auction (Info Center)
--10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Live music by New Image
--11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Free narrated Walldog wagon tour (Tickets required; available at Info Center)
--3 p.m.: Seventh annual pie and cake live auction
Green space by Delavan Post Office (335 E. Walworth Ave.)
--10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Kids activity center by DAYS Foundation
Aram Public Library (404 E. Walworth Ave.)
--10 a.m.-noon: Petting zoo by Gee Funny Farm
South corner of Second and Walworth avenues
--11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Build and take scarecrow activity ($10 fee. Supplies and helpers provided)
--2:30 p.m.: Duck raffle (Tickets are $2 each or three for $5)
Phoenix Park Bandshell (111 E. Wisconsin St.)
--6-7 p.m.: Live music by Mike Stone & the Rockers
--7-8 p.m.: Mike Stone & the Rockers perform Pink Fraud set with Fabulous Laser Fusion Light Show