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Let the party begin: Scarecrows take to the streets

DSC_9151True to form, with the September long weekend over, scarecrows began to appear in Meaford’s downtown today.

Note the mics and instruments – this year’s scarecrows are tuning up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival with music.

More of these whimsical creations are expected to arrive throughout the week and hang around for the big day on Sept. 30th when the OPP Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle Team will kick off the celebrations with a performance on Sykes Street before the annual parade and family festival.







Dates and times to remember:

Sept. 23rd

Views of Meaford photo contest deadline: This year’s categories include scarecrows.

For details, go to 

Sept. 24th

Birthday Bash in honour of all past and present scarecrow volunteer, Meaford Hall, 1-3 p.m


RSVP Marilyn Morris 519-538-4685

Sept. 26th

Business competition deadline. Contact Mary Solomon 519-538-4968

Sept. 30th

Traditional and young baker’s apple pie competition entries to be delivered 1-3 p.m. to the Church of Nazareth

Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle pre-parade show on Sykes Street 5 p.m.

Parade 6 p.m.

Family festival 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a great time!

Story  and photographs by Helen Solmes


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