FALLBROOK – The ScareCREW volunteers have dressed the scarecrows and have secured their locations in business and residential areas for Fallbrook Scarecrow Days Oct 1-31 Aimed at helping the businesses in town, this month long event is also lot of fun for local residents and visitors.
The ever popular eerie Silent People, Lanky grinning pumpkin heads, Wizard of Oz characters, the welcoming black crows, the train conductor along with others will be back. Munchkins are making their first appearance with the Oz characters. Joining the Ring Around The Rosy Kids will be Pillow Fight Kids at Village Square. New scarecrows as well as favorites will be displayed at businesses plus all the creative scarecrows the residents have created.
The categories for entering the scarecrow contest are: Reduce, reuse, recycle; Funniest/humor; WOW factor; Promoting business; Artistic merit; POP culture; Traditional scarecrow; Kids; and Iconic. To help tourists find the crows, registration of Scarecrows must be submitted by Oct. 1 to be on the location map available at Fallbrook Chamber.
The registration form for the contest and/or to be submitted for the viewing map is available at: fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org. Go to Events/Fall in Fallbrook/Scarecrow Days.
Scarecrow Kids Corner at the Farmer's Market on Saturdays runs through Oct. 15. Scarecrow crafts keep kids interested while parents are shopping. Activities include writing a letter to Mr. Scarecrow and receiving a letter back with a surprise, create a paper plate scarecrow or scarecrow pin, coloring page that can be displayed at the Yogurt Palace and a treat.
Submitted by B.J. Maus and the ScareCREW.