Join us in Akron, Iowa, on the third Saturday of September each year for a day of family fun. Celebrate fall with food, children’s activities and enjoy the scarecrow contest display in the beautifully-decorated park. Show your creativity by entering a scarecrow in the decorating contest – there are more than 15 award opportunities with a total of more than $1,000 worth of cash and prizes.
Thank you to everyone who made the 2018 festival a HUGE SUCCESS, including our advertising and event sponsors, vendors, volunteers and everyone who came out to enjoy the day. Check out photos of decorating contest winners here.
Mark your calendars now for the 19th annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival to be held:
September 21, 2019
10am to 4pm
Akron City Park
Did you know that all proceeds from the Scarecrow Festival benefit local organizations and school programs? Donation requests are due on December 1 and April 1. Learn more here.