Halloween is just around the corner, and the Edmonds Historical Museum has already made plans for its sixth Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival!
Last year, Edmonds businesses and families built and registered 73 scarecrows. This year the museum hopes to register 100 or more. Handmade scarecrows will be exhibited at Edmonds businesses and residences throughout the month of October.
Now is the time to start thinking about building your family-friendly scarecrow. Entrants will be able to register their scarecrow beginning Oct. 1 on the Museum’s 2018 Scarecrow Festival website, where you’ll also find photos of past scarecrows, along with a FAQ packed with information about the festival.
New this year is the “Scarecrow Hunt.” Five scarecrows in the downtown area will sport special numbered medallions. By identifying all five, marking them on the special Scarecrow Hunt tally sheet, and dropping them off at the museum, you will be entered in a special drawing for some pretty fantastic prizes provided by downtown merchants and others. Tally sheets are available online, at the museum, and at businesses displaying the Scarecrow Hunt medallion on their scarecrow sign.
Never built a scarecrow or need a refresher course? The Scarecrow Festival website also has easy-to-follow “How-To” instructions to help get you started.
The categories for this year’s Scarecrow Festival are:
– Food & Beverage Providers
– Retail Business
– Service Providers
– Financial/Insurance/Real Estate
– Government/Civic Group/Art/Schools
The new non-competitive category is for those who want to be part of the fun, but are not interested in collecting votes.
For the traditional categories, there will again be a special recognition for the top vote-getter. And as with last year, the museum will appoint a special panel of judges who will select the best scarecrow by a first-time builder, and the best depiction of Edmonds history.
All winners get a certificate suitable for framing, a 2019 membership in the Edmonds Historical Museum, and bragging rights.