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Stay tuned for the latest news on the Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival.

We’ll be back in 2022

A delegation of scarecrows gathered in Bognor and downtown Meaford to announce that they will be back in 2022 for the 25th anniversary celebrations.


2021 Scarecrow Invasion cancelled

Meaford, ON, April 30, 2021…Meaford’s award winning Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival will not go ahead again this year due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The event’s executive announced its decision to cancel the event for 2021 on Friday, April 30th. “The event is volunteer-run,” says chair Donna Earl. “Under normal circumstances, we would be


Thank you to our donors

A big ‘thank-you’ from the Meaford scarecrows from the bottom of their straw-filled hearts goes out to all who donated goods and services to help make this year’s invasion a great success: Miller Waste Dave Thompson Princess Auto valu-mart Beaver Valley Outreach Midas Mart Owens Sound Sun Times Bibles for Mission Nighthawk Orchards


Business Competition Winners 2019

Our judges had a difficult task this year with many great entries for the competition. On the Scarecrow Map over 50 businesses and organizations are listed who had a display or a scarecrow located at their business. Thank you to everyone who participated. Congratulations to the winners. The awards will be presented at the Chamber


Children delighted with larger-than-life scarecrow storybook characters

September, 2019….Meaford  scarecrows are once again this year a hit with visitors from points international, national and throughout Ontario – from Russia, the UK, the Netherlands, Yellowknife, British Columbia, Edmonton, Timmins, Sudbury, Russell, Bowanville, Toronto, and closer to home, from Orangeville, Shelbourne, Dundalk, Barrie, and Wasaga Beach. Scarecrows ambassadors who have been on Sykes Street