Scarecrow Festival set to return

Popular event to be held downtown, Sept. 16-18

By Ryan Carter -

After being on hiatus for the past several years, the Scarecrow Festival will return to downtown Washington C.H. the weekend of Sept. 16-18.

“Last year, we started discussions about bringing the Scarecrow Festival back,” said Mekia Rhoades, the president of Main Street Fayette. “We heard a lot of comments from the public about how they would like to see it come back. We think it’s great for the community for this popular festival to return.”

The festival will be held on Friday, Sept. 16 from noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 18 from noon to 4 p.m.

Although contracts still need to be finalized, members of the Main Street Fayette committee say that a “big name” will be the entertainment on Saturday night. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

A local band, which will also be announced at a later date, will perform on Friday.

Rides, as well as food, craft and artisan vendors will be at the festival. “The food and vendors will be on Court Street and Main Street,” said Rhoades. “The rides will be on Fayette Street. There will also be other forms of entertainment besides the music during the day.”

Also, a 5K Walk/Run will be scheduled for Saturday morning and a cruise-in of classic cars, bikes and tractors will be held all weekend.

Main Street Fayette is working in conjunction with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, the Fayette County Travel and Tourism Bureau, and the City of Washington Court House on this event.

For those interested in setting up a booth at the Scarecrow Festival, contact Mekia Rhoades at 740-313-7062.
Popular event to be held downtown, Sept. 16-18

By Ryan Carter

Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica.

Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica.