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...|
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 piñata 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!