Build Your Own Scarecrow at McPolin Farm Scarecrow Festival

The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling off. Shoulder season has begun and it’s time for fun fall events in Park City including the Scarecrow Festival -- a true local and community favorite for many years.

The McPolin Farm Scarecrow Festival has been running for approximately 20 years, and the community always looks forward to the event. Minda Stockdale with Park City Municipal notes that each year, about 50 scarecrows are put up along the Farm Trail at McPolin Farm. “The event is great because there are two ways to participate – you can purchase an event ticket, and come on Saturday, September 22nd from 2-4pm for face painting, pumpkin painting, cookies and cider while you build your scarecrow! Or, if people would rather build a scarecrow at home or put it up later, you can purchase a non-event ticket, which includes a cross on the trail (first come, first served) and a display packet. Stuffing is available at the Farm on Saturday from 2-4pm, but we ask for people to please not put scarecrows up after 4pm on Saturday.”

The Scarecrow Festival is an important event for Park City Municipal and the preservation of McPolin Farm. “The Farm is such an iconic and beautiful Park City landmark, and Park City is fortunate that the City Council is committed to its enjoyment and preservation. As part of this effort, they sponsor this and other events at the Farm and the funds raised from ticket sales go back into improvements for the site.” Minda also mentioned that thanks should be given to the stewards of the Farm and event hosts, the Friends of the McPolin Farm.

Tickets are still available for the event this weekend. To purchase full event tickets or non-event tickets to enter your scarecrow into the Festival, go to the PC MARC’s website. Also, be sure to schedule an afternoon to walk or bike along the Farm Trail to check out all of the fun Scarecrows! They will be up through October 19th.