Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival

Hundreds of scarecrows line the streets of the small town of Meaford along the southern edge of Georgian Bay between Collingwood and the Bruce Peninsula. The stuffed mannequins hang from streetlights and are propped up along the main street (Sykes Street) and down into the harbour area as part of the invasion of scarecrows which takes place from mid September to mid October.

The Meaford scarecrows started in 1996 and includes a 6pm parade on Friday, September 28 and a family festival and farmers market.

The Meaford Town Jail (the big apple) is holding Paul Newman and Robert Redford scarecrows. The 'other' big apple tourism booth is an homage to the surrounding region which produces about a quarter of Ontario's apple harvest. The booth is 15 feet in diameter and is one of Ontario's large roadside attractions. Meaford is also home to the World's largest porch swing, however it is really not accessible and frankly, not worth the trip.
Near the big apple is a bronze statue of Schubird, a scarecrow made in honour of the Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival. Someone had stolen the bird that sits on his shoulder in August of 2017. In May of 2018 they recast the bronze bird and replaced the bird on the stature.

Related Posts by Categories

Widget by Hoctro | Jack Book

No comments:

Doors Open

Scarborough Bluffs





Lake Ontario

Nathan Phillips Square