More Than Just Straw
Oct 25, 2012
Scarecrow season is fast approaching for the 5th Annual Scarecrow Festival and will bring all of the straw spectacles under one roof for bidding on. The scarecrows are harvest-time creations of Peace area locals with an imaginative itch wanting to give back.
Scarecrows purchased at the festival gala will not take their place in the traditional farmer's field to frighten birds away from crops; the handmade characterizations will be purchased and on display in various businesses and institutions around Grande Prairie for the enjoyment of passersby.
Scarecrows from past years include the likenesses of Michael Jackson, Elvis, and the Queen of Hearts, which was displayed in a local fabric store wearing an elaborate dress made from the store's large selection of material.
This will be the fifth year the Scarecrow Festival has been held in Grande Prairie. Tickets for the gala dinner have sold out every year.