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 costume at its Annual Festival of Scarecrows on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Arvada Olde Town Square.
At both 11 a.m. and noon, tiny ghosts and goblins march in the Costumed Kids’ Parade around Town Square. There’s a corn maze — bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Rising Church Food Bank for free entry. The Great Pumpkin Contest starts its weigh-in at 1:30 p.m.
New this year is the Great Chili Cook-Off Contest, with sampling from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Expect the usual food booths, library story times and games.
Plus, everyone can vote for his or her favorite scarecrows and buy pumpkins, gourds and cornstalks. W. 57th Ave. & Olde Wadsworth.