Bragg Creek Scarecrow Festival
Scarecrow photo gallery 2014
Scarecrow photo gallery 2013
Scarecrow photo gallery 2015
Scarecrow photo gallery 2016
The first scarecrow in Bragg Creek was LuLu Belle who stood outside the Trading Post Store on White Ave in the 1930s.
The Scarecrow Festival takes place during the month of October.
Because they're fun.
Nobody in the Calgary area does a Scarecrow thing and we're significantly more agricultural than Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, where an extremely successful Scarecrow Festival has taken place for many years now.
Are you anticipating that people will create scarecrows and put them in their yards?
Will you have a panel of experts to judge the work?
How does it work?
Beginning Friday, October 2 you will be able to pick up a map of "registered scarecrows" at a number of Bragg Creek locations yet to be determined. You can do a walking tour of the scarecrows displayed for judging. We have settled on 5 categories, based on your "picks".
- Cutest scarecrow
- Scariest scarecrow
- Best "human shaped" scarecrow
- Best animal scarecrow
- Best "multiple character display". For example: 4 cowboy scarecrows playing poker
New categories for 2014:
- Best Celebrety Lookalike
- Overall Fan Favourite
You be the judge. Pick up ballots here:
Will we see scarecrows popping up throughout the community? How will we see them as most homes are hidden in the forest?
Because we are unsure of how much traffic residents want cruising the side streets, hunting for scarecrows, we have decided to keep the "contestants" narrowed down to White Ave. and Balsam Ave. although many residents put them on streets and roads across Greater Bragg Creek last year.
When will winners be declared?
How long does the festival last?
Where can we find out more?