Put on your creative hat: Edmonds Scarecrow Festival on again this year

From the 2013 Scarecrow contest: Farmer Joe
From the 2013 Scarecrow contest: Farmer Joe

The Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring the Second Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival, and it’s time to start thinking about what type of family-friendly scarecrow you’d like to build.

Last year Edmonds businesses and families built and registered over 50 “official” scarecrows, and the Museum hopes to significantly exceed that number in 2014.

Handmade scarecrows will be exhibited at Edmonds businesses and residences throughout the month of October. Citizens will join in the fun by casting votes online at the Museum’s website to determine the best scarecrow in six categories: Residential, Business in Bowl, Business Outside Bowl, School/Youth Group, Artist/Art Group and Government/Civic Group.

Entrants will be able to register their scarecrow on the Museum website beginning Oct. . The website includes an FAQ and simple “how to build a scarecrow” instructions. If you need help or more information, email the Museum or call the Scarecrow Hotline at 425-774 6507 after Sept. 10.

An active member of the Edmonds community, the Edmonds Historical Museum runs an array of local events. In addition to the Scarecrow Festival, these include the Spring Garden Market, the Summer Farmers’ Market, the Halloween Haunted House, and the annual Heritage Days Banquet and Auction.

The museum is open year-round between 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but opens at 10 a.m. on market days. Suggested donation in lieu of an admission fee is $5 for adults, and $2 for students.

Learn more at the Museum’s website.

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