Great Akron Scarecrow Festival

All proceeds from the Great Akron Scarecrow Festival support community and school projects. Interested organizations can submit donation requests twice a year:

  •  By December 1 for review/distribution in January
  • By April 1 for review/distribution in May.

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THANK YOU!!   There aren’t enough ways to express our gratitude and appreciation following the 2020 Great Akron Scarecrow Festival.  When we made the difficult decision to cancel the 20th annual festival events in the Akron City Park and move a much smaller version of the decorating contest to downtown Akron, we had no idea what to expect.  We shouldn’t have doubted our community for a second!  We were overwhelmed with community support, creative scarecrows and positive spirit of everyone who participated in the scarecrow contest, scavenger hunt and other activities. 

Thank you to everyone who made the 2020 festival a success: City of Akron, business sponsors, scarecrow builders, Akron-Westfield Elementary students and staff, A-W FFA, Eldon & Marcene Heeren, volunteers, and so many community members who donated and purchased scarecrows and auction items.  We look forward to supporting community and school projects this year and can’t wait for a bigger and better Great Akron Scarecrow Festival next year!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 18, 2021!


GFWC/Akron Friendship & Service Club

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