Scarecrow Festival in Trenton
Bring the kids to the 11th annual Scarecrow Festival Oct. 5-7, 2012, in downtown Trenton for arts, crafts, games, music and more fall fun
If you're looking for some fun-filled fall festivities, pack up the kids and head to downtown Trenton for the 11th annual Scarecrow Festival Oct. 5-7, 2012!
This annual family-oriented shindig features a ton of events everyone can enjoy. On Friday, watch local singers compete on stage at Scarecrow Idol from 6-10 p.m.
All weekend long, families can go to the carnival, which runs from West Road to Maple Street. Wristbands on Friday and Saturday will cost $15, and $17 on Sunday.
Walk along West Jefferson and visit the arts and crafts vendors on Saturday and Sunday between St. Joseph and Cherry streets. On Saturday and Sunday, right at West Jefferson and St. Joseph, you can also see the Arthur's Middle School Jazz Band, Detroit Soul Men Blues Brothers Tribute Band, and more on the band stage.
Swing by and visit the Lake Erie Metro Animal Rescue. They'll have pets available for adoption, and the Shelter to Home tent will be doing micro-chipping and administering low-cost vaccines on Sunday.
Looking for something just for kids? The Trenton Fire Department will have an open house for little ones from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. There will also be a pony rides, games and a Build Your Own Scarecrow contest on Sunday, too.
But there's a bonus! The festival – run by the nonprofit group Downtown Event Planners – serves as a fundraiser for local charities and nonprofit groups.
In the past, proceeds have gone to Shelter to Home, Riverview Firefighters charities, Trenton Girl Scout troops, St. Jude's and the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, the website says.
You can check out the festival – and contribute to the cause – at the following times this weekend:
- Friday: 6-10:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
There's plenty more to see at the Scarecrow Festival. For more information on the 2012 Scarecrow Festival in Trenton, check out the Metro Parent listing.