Thursday, October 7, 2010

Invasion of the Scarecrows!

One of my very favorite shows happens in a town which experiences a "Scarecrow Invasion" this time each year! The whole town decks itself out in these characters, and there is a parade, etc. to celebrate the fall season...and the scarecrows! In addition to this, there is a craft show called "The Apple Harvest Craft Show", run by volunteers who do a fantastic job of organizing the show, and manage to draw in thousands of people to visit the vendors...something that we all appreciate! A true testament to their efforts is that most vendors stay for years and years, as have I, and it is a great chance to meet up with customers and vendors from years past, and a good chance to "catch up". This show always sees a record number of the "Nun of a Kind" collection leaving the booth, and that is always a good sign for the season.
The first photo shows the approach to the town...beautiful Georgian Bay in full view! The sign in the next photo shows what will be greeting you in the town in terms of the scarecrows, and the following two show just a few of the creative ways that the scarecrows are staged throughout the town. A great weekend!


  1. Looks like fun and a great way to kick off the season. The road heading into town in beautiful with Georgian Bay in the background.
    Happy Thanksgiving (Canadian) and good luck at the show with all the "sisters."

  2. It was a great weekend with record crowds! This road was the one that gave me hope that we were getting near the cottage when I was little....when I saw that blue expanse, it meant that the five hour drive was nearing an end!! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. Wow,does that ever look like fun!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  4. It was a great weekend,and the whole town really "gets into it". I wish that I had seen the parade...but alas, I was still setting up for the show! Hope all is well with you! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. What a great looking weekend - love the pics, particularly the one of the road and the lake.

    Thanks for your wishes for Nicole, I'll be doing a blog post later.

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!



  6. That area is so beautiful! I need to learn how to put my writing under each picture like you do, though, if I am going to use more than one photo. I cannot seem to get that to work! Techno-peasant thing again!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Sue...will watch for that blog post!