25th Annual Scarecrow Festival

September 27-29, 2019

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!

Scarecrow Fest Coloring Contest Submission Guidelines

Thank you for participating in the 25th Anniversary Scarecrow Fest coloring contest! Since this year is such a special occasion we are creating an Open Class coloring contest alongside our traditional Elementary school contest. Anyone no matter what age can participate! Here you will find a link to the coloring page image as well as the submission guidelines. The prize this year is a $50 Amazon gift card!

Rules & Submission Guidelines:

  • Do not remove or change the existing linework of the coloring page (Additions to the linework are okay)
  • Works may be traditional or digital
  • Your work must be entirely your own original coloring
  • One entry per person
  • Work must be emailed to ScarecrowFestColoring@gmail.com (scanned png, jpeg, or pdf file) or a hardcopy received by Wanatah School (Attn: Devan Rushing) no later than September 23rd, 2019 in order to qualify
  • First name, Last Name, and age along with a phone number we may reach you by must be attached to the back of the hard copy or included in the file’s email
  • No references to extreme gore, sexual content, or illegal substances. Keep it “school friendly”
  • Have fun!

2018 Contest Winners

Congratulations to our contest winners.

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  • 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.

Vendors/Sponsors

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

Cutest Baby Contest

Download registration form

Support Our Sponsors!

Patch’s Pal - $1,000 Sponsor

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

Caring Crows - $500 Sponsor
Schultz Floral Shop

Friendly Farmers-$250 Sponsor
W. Kendall & Sons
Angelcrest
Insulation Specilties of America
LaCrosse High School Leo Club
Kaiser’s Crop Service
Horizon Bank
Ronald Bailey Trucking
First Source Bank
NIPSCO

The Corn Field - $100 Sponsor
Dave Berger Family
Brian & Jeanne Pressel
IBEW Local 531
Castongia’s Tractor
S & W Realty
Royal Acres
Tillinghast Insurance
Gene and Elaine Shurte
Wanatah Dairy Queen
Jeff & Cathy Newburn & Family
Bane-Welker Equipment
The J-Mart BP
Edw. A Marks Family Farm
Coulters’ Farm
Charlesworth Financial Services
Birky Family Farms
James Irwin
Odd Fellows Lodge 56
Kalwitz Family Farms
Mitzner Meats
Morgan Security Service
Triple J-Mar
Dewey’s Auto Supply
Sparky’s Dawgs

Thank you to our Home Grown Helpers