Festival invites kids to enter scarecrow contest

Scarecrows watch over the 2016 Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival, the first year for the scarecrow making contest. The contest returns this year, with students in kindergarten through eighth grade invited to enter their creations for a chance to win cash prizes.
Scarecrows watch over the 2016 Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival, the first year for the scarecrow making contest. The contest returns this year, with students in kindergarten through eighth grade invited to enter their creations for a chance to win cash prizes. Photo provided.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to enter the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Scarecrow Contest.

To enter, make a scarecrow and bring it to the Younguns’ Fun area at the festival on Friday, Sept. 22, between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The scarecrows will be displayed there throughout the festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24.

Awards will be presented on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m.

Cash prizes will be given for the first, second and third place scarecrows.

Scarecrows can be picked up on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m.

The contest is sponsored by Learning in Motion Preschool and Daycare.

The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hier’s Park and the Huntington County Fairgrounds, in Huntington.

A non-denominational worship service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m.

For additional information, visit www.PioneerFestival.org.