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!