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Prepare for an 'Ex-straw-dinary' Scarecrow Fest, Oct. 20

Prepare for an 'Ex-straw-dinary' Scarecrow Fest, Oct. 20

September 05, 2018

Prepare to be amazed as inventive teams — using just glue guns and straw — create a Justice League full of super scarecrows for the most “ex-straw-dinary” Scarecrow Fest ever!

Registration has begun for our 10thannual scarecrow decorating contest – a highlight of our fun-filled fall carnival slated for Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 6 p.m. at 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane.

Resourceful sidekicks are challenged to use their DIY superpowers for good — and a $1,000 grand prize — to outfit caped crusaders strong enough to fight the forces of evil. Second place finishers receive $500 and third place wins $250. The deadline to register by is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.

Admission to Scarecrow Fest is free. Wristbands are required to ride the carnival rides. Wristbands can be purchased in advance for $10 or $15 at the door. While not as powerful as an Infinity Gauntlet, the bands do allow wearers to ride all day. Proceeds will benefit Texana Center, a non-profit organization that provides treatment for autism and programs for adults with intellectual disabilities and those with behavioral healthcare issues.

Presented by Smart Financial, the festival also includes a live band, pumpkin patch, face painting, performances by Dock Dogs, photo opportunities with a capuchin monkey and midway merchants. Sky King Falconry will introduce guests to hawks, owls, falcons, vultures and other raptors. Brazos Bend State Park will host a meet-and-greet with snakes and reptiles.

An array of food trucks will keep super-sized hunger pains at bay. Scheduled to roll into Scarecrow Fest are The Crepe Machine, The Melt Grilled Cheese Truck, Bake Potato Truck, Curbside Sliderz Of Katy, Anna’s Greek Gourmet, Friohana Ice, Tugo Kitchen, Mooseum Ice Cream and Mary Had A Little Party.

Scarecrow Fest would not be possible without our generous sponsors including Smart Financial, the City of Fulshear, BMW, Birds Eye View Optometry, Glamour Gypsies, H-E-B, Fulshear Ace Hardware, Raising Canes, Well Pet Center Veterinary Hospital, Inframark, Top Golf, Glamour Gypsies Traveling Boutique, Below Zero Pops, Learning Rx, Brazos Bend State Park, Heritage Texas Properties and Volterra Energy.