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

Scarecrow event cancelled in 2020

  April 6, 2020 – Meaford’s Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival will not happen this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Event Chair Donna Earl announced today, April 6th, the executive’s decision to cancel, stating the health and well-being of community volunteers as one of the main reasons for the cancellation. “Typically volunteers would be collecting


Help wanted

Volunteers are preparing for the Meaford’s 24th annual Scarecrow Invasion & Family Festival and they need your help This year’s theme: Ahoy! Scarecrow Pirate Invasion Scarecrow Invasion volunteers are looking for someone to serve as  . volunteer coordinator . business competition chair . database coordinator . website manager . public relations co-chair They are also


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