Schedule

2021 Scarecrow Festival Schedule

FRIDAY 9-24

3 p.m. - 6 p.m. HARVEST CONTEST
In front of Information Booth *R.E.M.C.

4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. PORK CHOP DINNER
Wanatah School *Salem United Church of Christ

5 p.m. FLAG RAISING
At flag pole by the monument

7 – 8 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT TENT (FREE)

  • 7 p.m. the Acousicats featuring the Martin Boys Enjoy an evening of good old classic vinyl. We never get tired of this group kicking off our Scarecrow Festival entertainment. Come dance with us!
  • 8:30 p.m. Harvest contest awards and
    Merchant Drawings
    (must be present to win)

SATURDAY 9-25

8 a.m. 3-K WALK & 5-K RUN
At Wanatah School *Tri-Townshop Athletic Department

9:30 a.m. SCARECROW SCAMPER
Kids fun run Ages 2-9 begins: corner of Main & 1st
*Cass Merrymakers 4 – H Club

11 a.m. PARADE Begins and ends at the Legion

11:30 a.m. TRACTOR SHOW
At Hunt Park *Brent & Kim Weinkauff

11:30 a.m. HOT WHEELS RACE OF CHAMPIONS
Registration beginning at 12 pm. Race beginning at 1 pm. $1 per car. Bring your fastest Hot Wheels car and enjoy the races!

12 – 4p.m. BINGO At Legion Post #403
Food available *Legion Auxiliary

12:30 – 1 p.m. MAKE A CROWN WITH QUEEN
By information tent Kids 12 and under

12:30 p.m. HISTORICAL TOURS
Tours start at 12:30 and run once per hour, last tour starts at
3:30. Tour begins on the corner of Main & Cross *Historical Society

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. SCARECROW SCULPTING
By Information Tent *Scarecrow Committee

4 p.m. – until fish is gone FISH FRY
At Wanatah School *Tri-Township Athletic Department

4:15 – 4:45 p.m. -  Cutest Baby Contest Sign In  by Information Tent (Must be pre-registered)

5 p.m. -  Cutest Baby Contest at the Entertainment Tent

7 p.m. -  Nate Venturelli at the Entertainment Tent
Nate is an up and coming country artist from the Region! His latest single "Union Man" can be heard on 105.5 FM from Chicago to South Bend! He has opened for Mitchell Tenpenny and Thompson Square.

8:30 p.m. - Merchant Drawings at the Entertainment Tent
(must be present to win)

SUNDAY 9-26

7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PANCAKE BREAKFAST
At Sacred Heart Catholic Church *K of C

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. CAR SHOW
At Lions Park. Concessions provided by Wanatah Lions Club. *Michiana Antique Auto Club
Concessions provided by Wanatah Lions Club

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT TENT (FREE)

  • 10 a.m. Community Church
    Service
  • 11 a.m. the Great Lake Rovers
    Come enjoy a mix of Irish, classic country and folk music with this group. The perfect music to follow our worship service!
  • 12 p.m. Goodtime Cloggers – Great
    music and great dancing that will make you
    want to move your feet!
  • 1:00 p.m. Homemade Jam – There’s
    nothing like some down home music on a lazy
    Sunday afternoon!
  • 2 p.m. Queen Contest
    Lovely local ladies compete for the title of Miss
    Scarecrow Queen. You won’t want to miss this!
  • 4 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
    Merchant Drawings. (must be present to win)

1 p.m. PEDAL PULL
In front of the fire station, on 2nd St. *CCVFD

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. SCACECROW SCULPTING
By information tent *Scarecrow Committee

Free Parking: School, Legion, around town.
Free Shuttle: Running between Scarecrow
Square, the school, and the legion

**Notice: Photos will be taken at this event
and photos of patrons may be used in
publications for this event.**

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