Schedule

2019 Scarecrow Festival Schedule

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Friday

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

6 – 8 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT TENT (FREE)

  • 6 p.m. Kenny & the Martin Boys Come
    enjoy an evening of good old classic vinyl with
    Kenny & the Boys.
  • 8:30 p.m. Harvest contest awards and
    Merchant Drawings
    (must be present to win)

Saturday

8 a.m. 3-K WALK & 5-K RUN
At Wanatah School *Wanatah Little League

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 Legion

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

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

11 p.m. - 8 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT TENT (FREE)

  • 1 p.m. Tri-Township School Corporation Choir
    Come enjoy the sweet sounds of our very own
    school choir led by Mrs. Lantz!
  • 3 p.m. John Fister His laid back acoustic style
    performance will no doubt be one of your
    favorites during the fest.
  • 5 p.m. Cutest Baby Contest
    Come squeeze some cheeks with us!
    Participants must be pre-registered. Sign In
    from 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. Elvis & The Sweet Sensations
    Back by popular demand, this action packed
    performance will have you singing along and
    dancing in the aisles!
  • 8:30 p.m. Merchant Drawings
    (must be present to win)

Measner Magic Productions will perform on
their stage at 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm and
6:15pm.

Balloon Artist will appear from 1:00pm-
4:30pm.

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

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

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

5 p.m. -  Cutest Baby Contest,  Come squeeze some cheeks with us!

Sunday

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 *Michiana Antique Auto Club
Concessions provided by Wanatah Lions Club

8 a.m. WHIFFLE BALL TOURNEMENT
At Wanatah School *Zone 3 Cyclones

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

  • 10 a.m. Non-Denominational Church
    Service
  • 11 a.m. Kianna Foster
    Our Sunday celebration continues with
    Wanatah’s very own Kianna Foster whose
    sweet voice never disappoints!
  • 11:30 a.m. Goodtime Cloggers – Great
    music and great dancing that will make you
    want to move your feet!
  • 12:45 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)

12 p.m. – 3 p.m. BINGO
At Legion Post #403 *Legion Auxiliary

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

4 p.m. DUCK RACE
At Legion Post #403

Info: www.scarecrowfest.org or our Facebook Page

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