WOW! I saw so many scarecrows Saturday. I didn’t even know what a scarecrow was a few days ago.
Olde Arvada had scarecrows all over Olde Arvada Square Saturday. I learned that scarecrows could be placed in fields to scare the crows away from the fields. The ones I saw were so cute. Not at all scary.
Guess the crows didn’t think the scarecrows were scary either. There was a man walking around with a straw hat and a crow on his shoulder. Here he is judging the pumpkin pie eating contest.
Contestants cannot use hands to eat. Quite a messy event.
Pumpkins were on the ground, pumpkins were decorated for Halloween and there was a contest for best pumpkin dish. Ducks were not allowed to judge the food. Too bad. It all looked delicious.
Gunnysacks were available for races. This was new to me. Kids, and parents, stand in a gunnysack and try to run.
Looked crazy, but everybody seemed to be having fun. As I attend more festivals I am sure I will see more of these games. Remember, I was only born this summer.
A tractor pulled a hay wagon and the kids and parents could ride on the hay wagon.
We even saw a few alpacas. The alpacas, similar to llamas, were adorable. A mom and a young alpaca posed for pictures.
They sure have long necks.
Lots of booths at the festival. Many selling souvenirs and many selling food and beverages. The pulled pork sure smelled good. They had mom’s favorite kettle corn booth. I enjoyed it also.
Barney the Dinosaur
led the parade of children (and adults) in costumes.
This was so much fun. So many costumes. Mom said this was for Halloween. I have never experienced Halloween, but I am looking forward to it. I hope you were there Saturday. It was a great annual festival.