Our First Scarecrow Festival

 "Welcome to the Scarecrow Festival" a wallhanging I made for the 2006 Mahone Bay Quilter's Guild Challenge.

Winner of the Annual Pumpkin Carving contest - the pumpkin walk brought out hundreds of people each night to see the creative pumpkins all lit up.

Elton John visits Buchannan's Music Store

The local constable enjoys his Timbits!

A fall tradition in Mahone Bay is the annual Scarecrow Festival. The town gets decked out with handmade scarecrows in front of many businesses, homes, the churches and along the waterfront. There were weddings, a visit with the Royal Family, hockey games and even a sighting of Elton John. 

A few members of the Royal Family join us.

Lance Armstraw visits "A Sweet Ride", the local bike and candy store.

The weather was superb, warm and sunny everyday. The crowds came out and the sidewalks were packed with people all day. We ran out of time to create a scarecrow for this year but we already have an idea for next year. 

Lunch was just too much for this scarecrow at Mateus Bistro

On the roof at Joann's Market, a busy spot.

A knitter relaxes in front of "Have a Yarn", our local yarn store.

But next up is the Father Christmas Festival which comes to town early December, should be fun for kids of all ages!