Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2011 Stamford Scarecrow Festival

This past Sunday was the Stamford Scarecrow Festival and, unlike last year, I actually made time this year to go around and take some photos to share! The whole day was a great success. I met a lot of really wonderful people and had quite a few repeat customers from the local farmers market, which is always so great to see.

I shared a booth with my friend Mary Lou, who makes beautiful scarves and shawls. I even bought one of her scarves for myself and another for my boyfriend's mom. Now I'm looking forward to the autumn weather even more so that I have a reason to wear my comfy scarf!

We decorated our booth with leaves, acorns, and miniature pumpkins to keep in line with the scarecrow theme. I love my leafy garland--now that I'm done with the harvest festivals, I'm going to be hanging it in my living room.
Yes, that's my boyfriend making a silly face...
Part of the Festival was a scarecrow competition.This grim reaper scarecrow was my favorite because it was Halloween-themed, and I think this was actually the winner.

There was also your typical carnival food, including hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, fries, etc. Certainly not the healthiest choices, but they definitely taste good ;)

There was a really nice turnout of vendors and fair-goers, especially considering the major flooding we had in neighboring towns the past month or so. I think most people have been itching for a local event like this to get back in the swing of things and do something enjoyable.

At the end of the Festival, they had a cute scarecrow piƱata for the kids. I have to admit, I was pretty jealous when that candy fell and was really wishing I was young enough to play haha.

The Scarecrow Festival is quickly becoming one of my favorite annual events. I just love the atmosphere and it's always great to go to a local event and see the people in your town. What's your favorite local event? I'd love to hear what sorts of things other towns are doing this time of year!

1 comment:

  1. That looks AWESOME! Beautiful booth too. Oh and I suppose the boyfriend isn't so bad. heeehee He's actually quite the looker! You go girl! (too 80's?)