Scarecrow Fest

ScarecrowLogoColor     Delavan’s Scarecrow Fest is Saturday September 14th 2013:

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Scarecrow Fest was a success! Thank you to everyone who helped make this a wonderful event!  There is still time to vote for your favorite scarecrow…..ballots are accepted until Sunday Sept. 22…SO VOTE!! Go to our Facebook page to see photos from this fun day!

And the Winners of the 2013 Duck Raffle are. . . .

$200- Sue Holden

$100- Steve Morse

$50- Jerry Lubick

$20 Gift Certificate to Hair Techniques, donated by Hair Techniques.- Shaelyn Morse

$40 Clock, donated by Scene II. .- Linda Siert

$25 Gift Card to Pet Pals, donated by Pet Pals. .- Lorie Wuttke

$5 Gift Certificate to Beil’s Bakery, donated by Beil’s Bakery. .- Payton Morse

$5 Gift Certificate to Beil’s Bakery, donated by Beil’s Bakery. .- J.R. Osborn

$5 Gift Certificate to Beil’s Bakery, donated by Beil’s Bakery. .- Lindsey Nicky

5 Coupons for Free Ice Cream Cones to Dulceria Acapulco, donated by Dulceria Acapulco. .- Bob Shafer

$25 Gift Card to Del-Mart Phillips 66, donated by Del-Mart. .- John Bremer

$15 Gift Certificate to Utiger’s Jewelry, donated by Utiger’s Jewelry. .- Karen Wuttke

Delavan Puzzle, donated by the Downtown Business Association. .- Kathleen Willis

$5 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth’s Café, donated by Elizabeth’s Café. .- Nina Janchenko

$5 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth’s Café, donated by Elizabeth’s Café. .- Liz Minor

$5 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth’s Café, donated by Elizabeth’s Café. .- Paula Illich

4 Coupons for Free Ice Cream Cones to Downtown Deli, donated by the Downtown Deli. .- Pat Ehlen,

“Peanuts” Figurine, donated by Jan’s Hallmark. .- P. Gillihan,

“Peanuts” Figurine, donated by Jan’s Hallmark.- Karen Wuttke

Root Candles, donated by Lubick Gallery. .-  Becky Miller

Nightlight, donated by Lubick Gallery. .-  Jean Pippit

Candle Lamp, donated by Lubick Gallery. .-  Terri Minkowski

$100 Ladies Sweater, donated by Bradley’s of Delavan. .-  Denise Pieroni

Delavan Mug, Playing Cards & Scarecrow Pin, donated by Remember When. .-  Jason

Framed Photo by John “Jack” Hicks from Dogman Photography, donated by Dogman Photography. .- Lorie Wuttke

$25 Gift Certificate to The Cake Pastel, donated by The Cake Pastel. . .-  Karen Gillihan,

Butterfly Themed Picnic Basket, donated by the Downtown Business Association. .- Rhonda Staggs

Picnic Basket, donated by the Downtown Business Association. .- Bob Shafer

$5 Gift Certificate to Zant’s Fresh Fashions, donated by Zant’s Fresh Fashions. .-  Becky Miller

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, purchased tickets, and helped at the event!



The 13th Annual Scarecrow Fest is Saturday, September 14th 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”.

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2012 First Place: “Lampshade” Alien by Bibliomaniacs


2012 Second Place: “Bridezilla” by Rebecca J. Jutz


2012 Third Place: “Miss Sunny” by The Dance Factory

This year’s festival will be better than ever! Scheduled activities include:  pumpkin painting, free children’s face painting, live music by Blackwater, Live music by The Siblings, craft fair & flea market, sidewalk sales, food, and our Third Annual pie & cake auction! You can even build your own scarecrow and take it home with you. The nominal $10 fee includes supplies and help to build your scarecrow. The Great Delavan Duck Raffle also takes place during Scarecrow Fest. It is approaching quickly, so be sure to purchase your 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, Lauren’s Antique & Art Centre, Lubick Gallery, Gill Family Chiropractic, Brick Street Market, Scene II, Del-Mart, or Remember When. 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 downtown businesses who donated them. You never know, you may have a lucky duck raffle ticket! All of the proceeds go to beautifying downtown Delavan and community projects, such as the 2015 Walldog Event, Fresh Market & other events. Your wonderful day of family fun and memories will be concluded with a concert by The Dang-Its and Piper Road Spring Band at the Phoenix Park Bandshell.


2012 Fourth Place: “Fill Us Fender” by Lauren’s Antique Mall


2012 Fifth Place: “Bale-E” by M&I Bank, A Part of BMO Financial Group (Now BMO Harris)


2012 Fifth Place: “Steam Punk Pete” by Remember When


The Delavan Downtown Business Association is asking the community to get involved and make a scarecrow or two for their thirteenth annual Scarecrow Fest! You can make a Traditional Scarecrow, or get creative and make a Contemporary Scarecrow! Scarecrows will be accepted from Friday, August 30 through Tuesday, September 10. 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 Remember When gift certificate.


Start thinking 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 skirt and blouse or 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!

Tentative Schedule of Events for Scarecrow Fest:  Saturday September 14, 2013:
Water Tower Park Activities:
• 8am- 5pm:     Craft Fair & Flea Market. Food.

• 10am- 4pm:     DDHS Gridiron Club Selling Brats, Hot Dogs, Chips & Soda/Water.

• 11am- 11:30am:     Dance Factory Dancers.

• noon- 3:30pm:    Live Music by Blackwater.

• 1pm:              Third Annual Pie & Cake Auction.

• 1pm- 3pm:     Free Pumpkin Painting.


South Corner of Second & Walworth Activities:
• 11am-1pm:    Build a Scarecrow & Take It Home. $10 Fee.  We’’ll have the supplies to make a scarecrow & the helpers. Great for the  family.

• 1pm- 3pm:     Free Children’s Face Painting by Whistles The Clown.

• 2:30:              Duck Pond Raffle.


Corner of Third& Walworth Activities:

• 2pm- 4pm:   Music by The Siblings.

• Food.


Phoenix Park Bandshell Activities:
• 5pm:              The Dang-Its.

• 7pm:              Piper Road Spring Band.


Other Activities:
• 8am-5pm: Sidewalk Sales by Delavan Merchants
• Scarecrows will be “On Parade” in Historic downtown Delavan through early October.

• Optimist Skateboard Competition at Andy’s Skate Park. For more information:




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