A new event for 2019 will give festival-goers the chance to see scarecrow building in progress!
Teams of up to five people can enter the new Scarecrow Team Challenge competition to be held at 1 p.m. during the festival. Each team will be provided with an adult-size scarecrow frame and access to a collection of clothing and accessories. Teams can bring up to three items of clothing or accessories and must bring their own building supplies (staple gun, duct tape, glue, etc. – note that no electricity will be available). Teams will have 60 minutes to plan and build their scarecrow, then the winner will be voted on by the public.
The winning team will receive $100 and second place will receive $50. All completed scarecrows will be sold to the highest bidder during the scarecrow auction at 2:30 p.m.
A limited number of teams can participate, so email AkronScarecrow@gmail.com to enter today!