Akron will host annual scarecrow festival Sept. 16

Akron will host annual scarecrow festival Sept. 16
The Friendship and Service Club of Akron, IA, will host its sixth annual Scarecrow Festival and Contest in the Akron City Park on Sept. 16.

The event opens to the public at 10 a.m. and will end at approximately 5:30 p.m.

A number of activities for all ages are being planned, but primary to the event is the celebration of scarecrows. A huge variety have been seen over the years. People's creativity is never at a loss.


The club invites everyone to create a contest and enter it into the contest – they just might win.

The scarecrows will be sold at auction at 2 p.m. Last year, the top selling scarecrow sold for $135. There were over 60 entries last year.

The day will be filled with a wide variety of family-fun events – there will be over 30 crafters, kids' games, a petting zoo, a jumping cage, cow pie lottery, face painting, a barbershop quartet, a chain saw artist and other entertainment.

There will be plenty of tasty food served, too, including brats, taco-in-a-bag, home-made pie and funnel cakes.

For more information, contact Sue Higman, (712) 568-2852.

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