4th Annual Scarecrow Festival!
Wheee! It’s been a busy summer! Kids Art Camp is wrapped up, the nights are cooling down, and the crickets are happily cricketing away outside (and occasionally in). Must be the end of summer, which can only mean one thing, Scarecrows are coming!
This Fall, County businesses and homeowners are being invited to participate in the Galloping Goats’ 4th Annual Scarecrow Festival (started in 2007) by creating a scarecrow and placing it out front of their homes and businesses.
All Scarecrows are to be in place by September 10th and remain up for the duration of the Fall Harvest and County Fair season through to Halloween, October 31st.
This year’s County Fairs will take place in Picton (Sept. 10-12), Milford (Sept. 18), and Ameliasburgh (Oct. 2 & 3). The annual TASTE! Festival (September 25th) and Pumpkin Fest (Oct. 16th) in Wellington will also take place during this festive time.
By displaying your scarecrows at the roadside of homes and businesses across the County, this year’s event will generate some County-wide fun (not to mention great photo opportunities) for touring visitors, businesses and residents alike. The scarecrows at the Galloping Goat have been hugged and photographed with numerous friends over the years!
A family Scarecrow-making event will take place on Saturday, October 9th at the Galloping Goat Gallery (906 County Road 13, across from the Black River Cheese Factory) from 10 AM to 4 PM (rain date is Sunday, October 9th). Cost is a donation of $20.00, and all scarecrow-making materials will be provided.
Popcorn, hotdogs and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be face painting for the kids, and resident goats, “Knit and Purl” will be out of the pen to visit. Children will be able to purchase small containers of food for a quarter and feed the goats. The money from these items will also go towards the fundraiser’s recipient.
The proceeds this year will go to support The Milkweed Collective of Prince Edward County who help County school children discover their individual potential through the joy of making and appreciating art.
For more information, contact Lesley Snyder of the Galloping Goat Gallery at (613) 476-9696 (www.gallopinggoat.com) or Tara Wilkinson of Love Nest Studios / The Milkweed Collective PEC (www.exploringcreativity.ca) at (613) 393-1572.