27th Annual Scarecrow Festival
September 24-25-26 2021



Enjoy arts and crafts, rides for children, a pork chop dinner, fish fry and pancake breakfast, a parade, scarecrow sculpting, fun runs for children and adults, music and variety acts, a car show, community merchant drawings, bingo and more!

2021 Contest Winners

Congratulations to our contest winners.

Scarecrow Festival 2022 starts in

  • This year the Scarecrow Festival will be collecting food for local food pantries.
  • Bring a non-perishable food item to the information booth during the festival and you’ll get a ticket to be entered into a drawing for some fun prizes!
  • One non-perishable food item = one ticket.


Interested in being a Vendor or Sponsor at the next Scarecrow Fest?
Scarecrow Festival is accepting applications for sponsors and craft vendors.

25th Anniversary Memory Book

Support Our Sponsors!

Patch’s Pal - $1,000 Sponsor

Wanatah Lions Club
Signature Graphics
Kankakee Valley R.E.M.C
Dunes Hospice

Caring Crows - $750 Sponsor
Surf Wireless
Edward Jones - Darby Straw

Trusty Tractors - $500 Sponsor
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Conboy's Detail & Customz LLC
Bane-Welker Equipment
Schultz Floral
Farmman - Todd Laczynski
Huhnke / Hale Port-a-Pots

Friendly Farmers-$250 Sponsor
Ron Bailey & Son Trucking
Insulation Specialties of America
Wanatah Dairy Queen
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
Breitenbach Family
Brian & Jeanne Pressel
Horizon Bank
MacShot Photography
Trailer Trash RC

The Corn Field - $100 Sponsor
Elaine Shurte Family
Silver Horseshoe Bar and Grill|
Tillinghast Insurance Agency
Kaiser's Crop Service
S & W Realty
The Other Place
Chad & Noelle Howell
Jon & Sandie Sims Family
James Irwin Family
Heartland Christian Center, Wanatah
Kalwitz Family Farms, Est. 1856
The Red Brick Church - Salem
Edward A. Marks Family Farms, Est. 1870
Dewey's Auto Supply
Electricians of the IBEW Local 531

Thank you to our Home Grown Helpers