The Stevensville Scarecrow Festival will be full of fun

Scarecrow entry from 2016.

The scarecrows are back! The Stevensville Scarecrow Festival begins October 7, with new events and activities for kids this year! Registration is now open for Scarecrow Contest entries in three categories: 1) Children (Free Entry), 2) Business, and 3) Nonprofits/Individuals/Families. There will be separate locations, votes, and rewards for each category. Registration is online at

Friday night, October 7, includes scarecrow viewing and voting, Kids’ Pumpkin Carving Contest and Kids Games at Headwaters Wellness Center, 212 Main, and a Monster Mash Dance Party in the parking lot behind Rocky Mountain Bank on East 3rd Street. On Saturday, October 8, there’s an Extreme Pumpkin Contest for Adults in the yard next to Trapper Peak Cafe, 308 Main, and the Scarecrow Brewfest starting at 3 p.m. with “Mudslide Charley” in the parking lot behind Rocky Mountain Bank.

Friday night is First Friday, with retail promotions throughout downtown, plus a food court on E. 3rd Street. The Farmer’s Market is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 3 W., and the food court continues through Saturday evening.

Scarecrow viewing and voting is free, and anyone can vote for the People’s Choice Awards. Plan to come and enjoy the first Friday, October 7, the first magical evening of the Scarecrow Festival. Voting continues through Saturday until 9 p.m. Winners will be announced Sunday, October 9 at 4 p.m. at Headwaters Wellness Center, 212 Main Street.

Scarecrow viewing continues through Saturday, October 15.

Any local group wishing to set up sidewalk displays or hold fundraisers during the Scarecrow Festival must first obtain a permit from the City of Stevensville.

For more information, contact Gretchen Spiess, 406-360-6716.

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