Dorothy may miss the Tin Man most of all, but we hold a particular fondness for the Scarecrow. Arvada will showcase scarecrows of all shapes, sizes and designs (the public can vote for their favorites) at its Annual Festival of Scarecrows on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Arvada Olde Town Square.
Free family fall fun features the scarecrow contest, a cone maze, free hay rides, food and vendor booths. The Great Pumpkin Contest starts its weigh-in at 1:30 p.m. Plus, everyone can buy pumpkins, gourds and cornstalks.
At both 11 a.m. and noon, tiny ghosts and goblins march in the Costumed Kids’ Parade around Town Square. There’s a cone maze — bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Rising Church Food Bank for free entry.
The Arvada Gardeners will be onsite with their fresh produce at the farmers market. Expect the usual food booths, a DJ spinning tunes, library story times and make-your-own crafts.
A portion of the day’s proceeds benefit Ralston House.
W. 57th Ave. & Olde Wadsworth.