Get ready for the 2nd annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival | Community brief
Just in time for Halloween fun, the Edmonds Historical Museum is sponsoring the second annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival.
While fall festivities may seem far away, now is the time to start thinking about what type of family-friendly scarecrow to build.
Last year Edmonds businesses and families built and registered over 50 "official" scarecrows, and the museum hopes to significantly exceed that number in 2014.
Handmade scarecrows will be exhibited at Edmonds businesses and residences throughout the month of October.
Citizens can join in the fun by casting votes online at the museum's website to determine the best scarecrow in six categories: residential, business inside of the bowl, business outside of the bowl, school/youth group, artist/art group and government/civic group.
Entrants will be able to register their scarecrow on the museum website, www.historicedmonds.org, beginning Oct. 1.
The website, including a FAQ page and simple "how to build a scarecrow" instructions, should answer most questions. For help or more information, email the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Scarecrow Hotline at 425-774 6507 after Sept. 10.
The Edmonds Historical Museum runs an array of local events. In addition to the Scarecrow Festival, events include the spring garden market, the summer farmers' market, the Halloween haunted house, and the annual Heritage Days banquet and auction.
The museum is open year-round from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, and opens at 10 a.m. on market days.