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Scarecrow Festival in Trenton

Crafts, free entertainment, art, carnival rides, a popular dog costume contest and, of course, scarecrow building all return Oct. 3-5, 2014 for family fun

Kick the back-to-school blues and enjoy all the fun things fall has to offer at the 13th annual Scarecrow Festival in Trenton, happening Oct. 3-5, 2014 in the downtown area of this downriver city. A range of activities will be in full swing during the following hours:

  • 6-10:30 p.m. Friday
  • 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday
  • 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

For some classic family fun, take part in arts and crafts Saturday and Sunday, plus there's a petting farm on Saturday. Don't miss pumpkin chuckin' all day on Saturday, and Scottish Highland games at noon.

Sunday, there are games especially for the toddlers, plus bouncers and a rock climbing wall 11 a.m. -6 p.m. The always-popular dog costume contest is at 1 p.m. Sunday, so grab a seat early, and be sure to fill out an application form, available on the event's official website, if you want to get Fido involved. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, see the "Just Hearse N' Around" classic hearse car display.

There also will be carnival rides and games open all three days. Wristbands to participate run $15 on Friday and Sunday, and $17 on Saturday.

For grown-ups, visit the Octoberfest craft beer tasting event under the tent at Round House BBQ on Friday and Saturday. Tickets to this event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Cost includes seven beer-tasting tickets and a food ticket.

You could even meet a new addition to your family, as there will be animal adoptions onsite with adoptable cats and dogs.

Entertainment includes the Scarecrow Idol singing contest, beginning on Friday at 6 p.m., plus live music performance from bands every day.

Check out the Metro Parent listing for additional details on the 2014 Scarecrow Festival in Trenton.

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