Schedule

2017 Scarecrow Festival Schedule

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Friday

3-6 PM: Harvest Contest in front of Information Booth. Sponsored by REMC

4:30 - 7 PM: Pork Chop Dinner at Wanatah School from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Adult Dinner is $12.00 at the door. Dinner includes pork chop, potatoes and green beans, apple sauce, roll, home made dessert and drink. Extra Chops are $4.00 and Children's Hot Dog Meals (10 and under) are $5.00. Sponsored by Salem United Church of Christ

5 PM: Flag Raising at flag pole by the monument

5-8 PM: Entertainment Tent (FREE)

  • 6 PM Kenny & the Martin Boys.
  • 8: 30 PM Harvest contest awards, Merchant drawings - must be present to win

Saturday

8 AM: 3K Walk and 5K Run at Wanatah School. Sponsored by Wanatah Little League

9 AM-7 PM: Tractor Show at Lions Park

9:30 AM: Scarecrow Scamper Kids Fun Run at corner of Main and 1st. Ages 2-9. Sponsored by Cass Merrymakers 4-H Club

11 AM: Parade begins and ends at Legion

12 - 4 PM: Bingo at Legion Post #403. Sponsored by Legion Auxiliary

12:30 - 1 PM: Make a Crown with the Queen by Information Booth. Kids 12 and under

12:30 PM: Historical Walking Tours begin at corner of Main and Cross. Sponsored by Wanatah Historical Society.

12 - 8 PM: Entertainment Tent (FREE)

  • 12:15 PM: Juggler Yoder
  • 1 PM: Talent Show and Scarecrow Dress Up
  • 3 PM: Juggler Yoder
  • 4 PM: David Hagenow
  • 5 PM: Cutest Baby Contest
  • 7 PM: Silver Dollar Band
  • 8:30 PM: Merchant drawings - must be present to win

1-3 PM: Scarecrow Sculpting by Information Booth. Kids under 10. Sponsored by Scarecrow Committee.

4 PM until fish is gone: Lions Club Fish Fry at Wanatah School. Sponsored by Wanatah Lions Club

8 PM: Karaoke Contest at Legion Post #403. Sign in at 7:30. Must be 21 or over

Sunday

7 AM - 11:30 AM: Pancake Breakfast at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus

8 AM - 2 PM: Car Show at Lions Park. Sponsored by Michiana Antique Auto Club

8 AM: 3 on 3 Basketball at Wanatah School. Sponsored by LaCrosse Basketball and Cheerleaders

10 AM - 4 PM: Entertainment Tent (FREE)

  • 10 AM: Non-Denominational Church Service
  • 11 AM: Melissa Smoker
  • 12 PM: Goodtime Cloggers
  • 1:15 PM: Homemade Jam
  • 2 PM: Queen Contest
  • 4 PM: Home Decorating Contest awards and Merchant drawings - must be present to win

12 - 3 PM: Bingo at Legion Post #403. Sponsored by Legion Auxiliary

1 PM: Pedal Pull in front of Fire Station on 2nd St. Sponsored by Cass-Clinton VFD

1-3 PM: Scarecrow Sculpting by Information Booth. Kids under 10. Sponsored by Scarecrow Committee.

4 PM: Duck Race at Legion Post #403

 

Festival Details

Be sure to look for Scarecrow Displays around Town.

Free Parking is available:

  • At the school, off 421 south base of overpass. Click here for map.
  • The American Legion, turn off US 30 onto Lincoln St. Click here for map.
  • Along the railroad tracks.
  • Watch for parking signs.

Free Shuttle Service:

  • Runs between the School, Legion, and Scarecrow Square.
  • Enter Wanatah from US 30 on Illinois St. (west of the BP station).
  • Main St. will be closed.

The following are NOT allowed anywhere on the Festival Grounds:

  • Guns, weapons, knives, Mace/pepper spray, taser
  • Pets, golf carts (excluding festival authorized carts)
  • Silly string, laser pointers
  • Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes (in the large tents including entertainment tent)

The Festival Grounds include:

  • The Scarecrow Festival at Scarecrow Square
  • Arts & Crafts Booths/Tents
  • Food Booths
  • Game Booths
  • Free Entertainment Areas/Tents
  • Kiddie Rides
  • Pony Rides

Event Locations

American Legion Post 403

Wanatah School

Scarecrow Square

Lion's Park

Sacred Heart Church -

General Map - click for larger map.

Wanatah Indiana Scarecrow Festival