Build A Scarecrow Kits available for $15 this year!
Call 728-8670 to get your kit today!
2017 Poster of Scheduled Activities:
Pdf of our Poster: SCF Poster 2017
Added since poster was printed:
• 11:30am-noon: Demonstration by Dance Factory on Third Street.
The 17h Annual Scarecrow Fest is Saturday, September 16th in downtown Delavan. Everyone is invited to this community-wide, family-oriented event that will showcase dressed and decorated Scarecrows throughout historic downtown Delavan, and beyond. Around Labor Day you will begin to see Scarecrows popping up on the light poles in downtown Delavan. All the scarecrows will be tagged and ballots will be printed. The public will pick their favorite scarecrows, and a winner is crowned. Throughout the month of September, Downtown Delavan will have “Scarecrows on Parade”.
This year’s festival will be better than ever! Delavan’s 20th Historic mural will be painted during the event. Early industry is the theme of the 20th mural that will be painted on the Delavan Fitness Center. There will be two narrated wagon mural tours, a light show by LASER FUSION in the evening at the bandshell, the second annual quilt show and our annual duck raffle which helps pay for the event, just to name a few of the activities. Scarecrow Fest is approaching quickly, so be sure to purchase your duck raffle tickets today! The winners will be determined at 2:30 during Scarecrow Fest. The raffle tickets are $2, or 3 for $5; they can be purchased at many downtown businesses, including Bradley’s Department Store, Brick Street Dealz, Del-Mart, Lubick Gallery, Pipe & Board, Remember When, Utiger’s Jewelry, and more. First Place is $200, Second Place is $100, Third Place is $50, plus there are lot’s more prizes to win, thanks to the local businesses who donated them. You never know, you may have a lucky duck raffle ticket! All of the proceeds go to paying for Scarecrow Fest and community projects, such as the Walldog mural event. There will be lots of fun, food, and of course scarecrows! We even have scarecrow kits available this year for $15. It’s not too late to make a scarecrow and enter the contest! Scarecrow Kits include: Wood Cross, a section of straw, twine, nylons or pillowcase for the head, directions, Coupon from Scene II (if you need to buy clothes for your scarecrow) & your entry fee is included! Call Remember When at 728-8670 if you’d like to purchase a kit.
2016 Second Place: Rose Bud’s Pirates by Rose Buds Floral & Gifts.
The Delavan Downtown Business Association is asking the community to get involved and make a scarecrow or two for their 17th annual Scarecrow Fest! You can make a Traditional Scarecrow, or get creative and make a Contemporary Scarecrow! Scarecrows will be accepted through Tuesday, September 12 (they need to know the scarecrow name by the 12th; you can actually turn it in by the 14th). Anyone can enter a Scarecrow; businesses, organizations, or individuals can enter downtown Delavan’s Scarecrow Contest. The entry fee is $5/scarecrow (for children under 13, the entry fee is $3/scarecrow). The “Parade of Scarecrows” will begin in early September and end in early October. A minimum of two prizes will be awarded to the top scarecrows. Winners will receive a gift certificate to Remember When.
WANT TO ENTER A SCARECROW? HERE IS THE LETTER & APPLICATION, just click on the link:
WANT TO BE A VENDOR? HERE IS THE LETTER & APPLICATION, just click on the link:
2016 FOURTH PLACE: Scare Troll by Rebecca Jutz.
Think about your scarecrow design now! Lots of scarecrows are wanted in downtown Delavan! Anyone can make a scarecrow; they’re easy to make! Don’t think you can make a scarecrow? Here are some simple instructions to help you with your creation. To make a scarecrow, take two strong sticks, one about six feet long and one about two feet long and nail the short one to the long one to form a cross. Stuff an old shirt and blouse and a pair of overalls or jeans with just about anything and tie them to the two sticks that form the cross. For the head use whatever you want- a stuffed piece of material, a jug, a pot, a ball… let your imagination run wild! You will want to anchor the head to the top of the stick frame with a small nail or tack. Draw a face on it with markers or paint, or leave it plain….again be creative and do whatever you want.
Now that you have the basic scarecrow, you can add any details you would like…perhaps a hat, a jacket, gloves, boots, hair, etc. For motion you can add streamers, a scarf, a flag, or a stick. Create noise by hanging a tin can with pebbles in it from the scarecrows hand. Stand back and enjoy your new creation….the object of the event is to have fun, so have fun creating your scarecrow and showcase it downtown Delavan! Stop in or call Remember When (728-8670) for a Scarecrow Application, or go to discoverdelavan.com and print your own off!
Fifth Place Tie: Pac-Rat Pirate by Pac-Ratz, Vote For Me- Donald by Bradley’s (not pictured) & Elvis For President by Remember When.
Our top Three 2016 duck raffle winners were: $200 First Place Prize- Sheila (left) & Sharon (right) McAndrew from Illinois. $100 Second Place Prize- Angel Mathew (left) from Delavan. $50 Third Place Prize- Shelley Koch (right) from Elkhorn.
ABOVE: Build-A-Scarecrow from 2013 Scarecrow Fest (top left). Build-A-Scarecrow from 2014 Scarecrow Fest (top right & bottom left).
“We hope to see all of you at the festivities!” Watch for more details on the Scarecrow Fest! Anyone interested in setting up in the park for the Craft Fair & Flea Market during the event, or if you need an application for entering the scarecrow contest, please contact Lorie at 262-728-8670, or stop in at Remember When in downtown Delavan. Applications can be emailed to you. Remember When is Scarecrow Central.
Historic Downtown Delavan is a vibrant historic downtown shopping district, home to many wonderful casual restaurants, antique shops, & specialty shops. Delavan’s small town charm will be on display during downtown’s Scarecrow Fest! You are all personally invited to attend the festivities and enjoy Delavan’s charming brick paved downtown, hanging flower baskets and American Flags, and of course scarecrows. Come Discover downtown Delavan, & Rediscover the Simple Pleasures! Your wonderful day of family fun and memories is just around the corner!
For more information on all that Delavan has to offer please phone the Delavan-Delavan Lake Chamber of Commerce at 262-728-5095 or 1-800-642-0052 & www.delavanwi.org. You may also visit Delavan’s website at www.visitdelavan.com for more information on Scarecrow Fest and Delavan in general. Remember to like the Delavan Downtown Business Association on Facebook so you can easily keep up with what’s going on in downtown Delavan! Thank you for supporting downtown Delavan.
ABOVE: Build-A-Scarecrow from 2015 (top left & top right), Free Pumpkin Painting in Tower Park from 2015 (bottom left).
Tentative Schedule of Events:
Water Tower Park Activities:
• 9am- 5pm (&beyond): Craft Fair & Flea Market. Food.
• 11am- 11:45am: Flying Dragons Martial Arts Demo.
• noon- 12:30pm: Yoga Hohm Demo.
• 12:30pm-2:30pm: Music by Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys.
• 1pm- 3pm: Free Pumpkin Painting. (Sponsored by the Delavan-Delavan Lake Chamber.)
Delavan Fitness Center:
• All Day: 20th Historic Mural Painted.
North Third & Info Center (303 E. Walworth Ave.):
• 9am-3pm: Silent Pie & Cake Auction (Info Center).
• 10:30am-3pm: Music by New Image.
• 11am & 1pm: Free Narrated Walldog Wagon Tour- Tickets REQUIRED (tickets at Info Center).
• 11:30am-noon: Demonstration by Dance Factory.
• 3pm: Live Pie & Cake Auction.
Green Space by Post Office
• 10am-4pm: Activity Center for Kids. (DDHS Students/Sponsored by the DAYSFoundation.org)
Aram Public Library:
• 10am-noon: Petting Zoo by GEE Funny Farm LLC.
• 3pm: Sixth Annual Pie & Cake Auction.
South Corner of Second & Walworth Activities
• 11am-1:30pm: Build a Scarecrow & Take It Home. Nominal $10 Fee.
We’’ll have the supplies to make a scarecrow & helpers. Great for the whole family!
• 2:30pm: Duck Raffle. Be sure to buy your raffle ticket! 3 tickets for $5 or $2/ each…
you can win $200, $100, or $50, plus one of the other wonderful prizes—
they are all on display in Bradley’s East window….
take a look there are some GREAT PRIZES.
2017 Duck Raffle List of Prizes: (watch for this to be updated for 2017)
Ace Hardware, 4 pc. Tape Measuring Set
Del-Mart, $25 Gift Card
Caleta Western Wear, cowboy hat $37 value
Remember When, Scarecrow Cookie Jar $55 value
Bradley’s Dept. Store, Purse $82 value
Bradley’s, $25 Gift Certificate
Neki’s Hope, Earrings, Coupon & Book
Hair Techniques, $20.00 Gift Certificate
Stinebrinks Piggly Wiggly, $25.00 Gift card (three prizes)
Stinebrinks Piggly Wiggly, $25.00 Gift card w/T-Shirt
Gill Family Chiropractic, 30 minute Massage, complimentary 1st visit
Patty’s Deli, 4 scoops of ice cream coupons
Bond’s Auto, Free Oil Change & Tire Rotation, 60 value
Yoga Hohm, One Month Unlimited Yoga Classes
Lubick Gallery & Gifts, Halloween Table Runner & Cat, $40
Beall’s Jewelers, $30 Gift Certificate
Utiger Jewelry, Bracelet, $70 value
JMJ Trading, Discovery Channel Best of Vol 4 Collection DVD Set, $38
Delavan Baymont Inn & Suites, Complimentary Stay Delavan Location
Delbrook Golf Club, Golf for 4 with carts
Delavan Paddle Sports/Mill Pond, 2 Free 2-hour rentals & 1 Mill Pond Pass
The Village Supper Club, $20 Gift Certificate
Bottle of Tequila from Licoreria La Costera
Prime Rib Buffet for 2 from Lake Lawn Resort
Sunday Champagne Brunch for 2 from Lake Lawn Resort
Tickets for the Duck Raffle are available at:
Bradley’s, Brick Street Dealz, Del-Mart, Lubick Gallery, Pipe & Board, Remember When, Scene II, Utiger Jewelry,
Ryan Schroeder & Denise Pieroni.
Be sure to purchase your Duck Raffle Tickets from Linda on the Southeast corner of Walworth Ave. & 2nd on the day of the event.
at the Phoenix Park Bandshell:
• 6pm: Mike Stone & the Rockers.
• 7:30pm: Mike Stone & the Rockers Pink Fraud Set with LASER FUSION LIGHT Show!
Coordinated with the Mike Stone Rockers, Laser Fusion will present a fantastic laser light show to the Pink Fraud set.
Prepare to be amazed at how the bandshell can look as we finalized and celebrate our best year yet!
For more information see laserfusion.net
• All Day: 2nd Annual Quilt Show throughout downtown Delavan-
Pick up your ballot to find out where the quilts are located and to vote for your favorite Quilt.
• 9am-5pm: Sales & Sidewalk Sales by Delavan Merchants
• All Day: A Self-Guided Walldog Mural Walking Tour- pick up your map from local businesses.
• Scarecrows will be “On Parade” in Historic downtown Delavan through early October. Vote for your favorite Scarecrow!
Quilts from 2016 Show.
Pumpkin Painting in the Park from 2013 Scarecrow Fest (top left). Pumpkin Painting in the Park from 2014 Scarecrow Fest (top right). Ducks being dumped at the 2014 Duck Raffle (bottom left).
2017 Duck Raffle Prizes:
First Prize: $200 Second Prize: $100 Third Prize: $50
And then all of these prizes:
- Watch for the list of prizes to be added!!!
WANT TO BE A VENDOR IN THE PARK? HERE IS THE LETTER & APPLICATION, just click on the link: