Great Akron Scarecrow Festival

Make plans to join us in Akron, Iowa, on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for the 19th annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival!! Kick off fall with the entire family with food, children’s activities, shopping and the scarecrow contest display in the beautifully-decorated park. 

September 21, 2019
10am to 4pm
Akron City Park

It’s never too early to start planning your scarecrow contest entries! Check out photos of 2018 decorating contest winners here. With multiple award opportunities, you might take home some of the more than $1,000 worth of cash and prizes.

Registration is now open for vendors for the 2019 festival. Download forms here and complete by Sept. 1 for EARLY BIRD pricing.

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.

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