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Michigan City Journal | December 10, 2018

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Fall Arrives With Annual Scarecrow Festival

Fall Arrives With Annual Scarecrow Festival
David Davenport

WANATAH, Ind. — Listen up lovers of the change of seasons because you’ve got a reason to get excited and it’s the upcoming Wanatah Scarecrow Festival! It’s coming soon and has grown into an absolute must-go-to celebration. This festival is the premier locally based Fall event and one of the best stand-out community gatherings in the Northwest Indiana region.

This annual event, which is on its fourth year, strengthens and connects not only our community but lovers of all things of Fall welcoming you to join in tons of unique fall-themed actives gathering all of its patrons in the most beautiful season of the year.

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From the “cutest baby contest” to the parade and even a car show, there will be a little something for everybody to check out. Every aspect of this now annual event is curated to welcome visitors to enjoy the change of seasons together as a fun loving community.

One of many stand-outs of this festival includes a diverse line-up of independent and creative vendors/craftsman showing off their own special booths and selling various fall themed selections and creations including decorations, wood-working, fall scented candles, signs, and various collectible trinkets.

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Some of the many staples of this local event are the pancake breakfast, pork chop dinner, and fish fry if you’re looking for delicious eats. Later on, there will be a “heaviest pumpkin” and “oddest gourd” contest, an antique car show, scarecrow scamper kids fun run, tractor show, and a multitude of interactive events. If you want to get involved there are races, 3 on 3 tourneys and queen contest.

This ever-growing event not only celebrates its fall-themed activities but welcomes families to join together in a unique and fun way. The festival has become a staple point of the somewhat small community of Wanatah but puts the main focus on everything that is great about the changing of seasons and welcomes everyone in its family-friendly festivities.

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The event will be held from September 21 through 23 and will be free of charge. Guests are reminded to bring cash to support local artisans and vendors.

This event’s hours are:

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Friday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information and for a full schedule of the festival, visit their website.

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