Live music was provided during the festival on a regular basis.
Not only were rides available but so were traditional games for anyone of all ages to take part in.
The Fun Slide was one of the rides available.
A crowd favorite was back this year—the Merry-go-round.
Several festival-goers lined up to ride the “Screamer,” which took riders upside down.
Washington Court House City Council member Kendra Hernandez and her son, Matticks Hernandez, took their turn passing ice to the various vendors and booths that were set up during the festival. Ag Pro allowed one of their Gators to be borrowed for the weekend to assist with these type of services. Hernandez said, “This is fun. I’m getting to meet all kinds of people.”
The Washington C.H. Rotary Club had a booth at the festival selling water and lemonade shake-ups. Present at the booth were Miami Trace Local School District Superintendent Dave Lewis, YMCA CEO Doug Saunders and the Fayette County Clerk of Courts Sandy Wilson. The Rotary Club assists with various activities, including scholarships, Little League, donations to the YMCA for youth sports, etc.
Several food items were available throughout the festival from different vendors. One of these vendors was housed in a 22-foot horse trailer that had been converted in approximately 4-to-5 weeks by a father and his two sons.
Unity Fellowship Church had a booth selling various food items. The money raised by their booth will go toward activities such as feeding families in need for Thanksgiving. Some of the members helping to run the booth included (L-R) Hank Adkins, Liz Adkins, Carla Garinger and Phil Garinger.
Superheroes, courtesy of the Washington Court House City Schools’ choir, joined in the festival. Super Girl (L) and Wonder Woman (R) explained they were walking around and taking photos with any children who wanted to see them. “We try to make little kids’ days,” said Super Girl.
The Fayette County Historical Society had a display set up during the festival in the Chamber of Commerce Building where they were also selling 2020 calenders featuring the history of the county. One of the members taking part in the display was Glenn Rankin, the president of the Historical Society.
There were many rides, at the festival including rides geared toward children. The air was filled with screaming and laughter.
This year’s Scarecrow Festival in downtown Washington C.H. had many locals assisting with various activities. At one point, (L-R) Washington C.H. City Manager Joe Denen, 2019 Scarecrow Festival Queen Victoria Waits and Mckenna Evans were working the information booth where the event shirts could be purchased.
“Oliver Hazard” served as a great opening act Saturday.
The headlining band for the weekend festival was “The Cadillac Three,” who performed on Saturday evening to a crowd of several hundred downtown.
Claudia Cavender, who just turned 6-years-old, ran into a local scarecrow during the festival on Saturday.