Great Akron Scarecrow Festival

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 – $600 in cash prizes are awarded across three age categories.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 17th Annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival a HUGE success!!  Check out a few snapshots from the day here and photos of decorating contest winners here.

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.

Please mark your calendar for the 18th annual festival to be held on:

September 15, 2018
10am to 4pm
Akron City Park

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Interested in being a vendor at the 2018 festival?  Check out the Shopping page for information and registration form.