Scarecrow Festival Gets Underway in Wanatah

scarecrowFall is officially here, and that means it’s time for the annual Scarecrow Festival in Wanatah. Activities get under way today with the harvest contest from 3 until 6 p.m. Awards will be handed out for the tallest sunflower, heaviest pumpkin, largest ear of corn, largest zinnia, soybean stalk with the most pods, largest tomato, largest watermelon and most unusual gourd or squash. Bring your entries to Scarecrow Square between 3 and 6 p.m. for judging. Winners will be announced tonight at 8.

All of the food and vendor booths will be open from 4 until 7 this evening, and a pork chop dinner will be served at Wanatah School. Round out the evening with entertainment from Elvis and the Sweet Sensations.


The festival continues through Sunday in Wanatah. Parking is free, and shuttle service will be available. Visit for more information.