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Scarecrow Festival & Contest

Media Release

Publication Date: For Immediate Release

Contact: (PenMet Parks) Peninsula Metropolitan Park District

Chuck Cuzzetto, Recreation Specialist


Date: September 6, 2017

Subject: Scarecrow Festival & Contest

Join us for THE PREMIER fall event for the greater Gig Harbor area! Our 7th Annual Scarecrow Festival on Saturday, October 7, from 10am-4pm at Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 – 78th Ave NW, Gig Harbor. The festival is an autumn celebration with farm animals, hay and pony rides, carnival games, vendors and SO much more! Festival includes family friendly entertainment, a variety of food from doughnuts, gourmet sandwiches, roasted corn, hamburgers and fair treats.

This year’s Scarecrow Festival features our famous Scarecrow Competition created by local business, communities groups and families. Compete for cash prizes and gift certificate for best of show and people choice in each category. Deadline date to submit your entry form is September 24, no entry fee.

Admission to the festival is free: a $2/child suggest donation to help support the activities and music at the festival. Some activities include a small fee: $6/pony ride and $5 for the pumpkin launcher.

For more information about this event please contact Chuck Cuzzetto at Pen Met Parks at 253.530.0833 or via e-mail at

Main Stage

10:00 - 4 Greg Bennick – MC and Entertainer

10 - 11 Pen Met Open Mic Showcase - Teen Artist

11:15 – 12 Leapin Louie – Western Show & Tricks

12:15 - 1 Greg Bennick – Comedy & Variety Show

1:30 – 3:30 The Dark Horses

3:30 Scarecrow Contest Awards

On-Going Activities

Scarecrow Displays & Contest

Carnival Games, Hay Rides, Arts & Crafts, Petting Zoo – Free

Pumpkin Launcher (3 pumpkins for $5 to benefit the PenMet Recreation Programs)

Pony Rides -$6/ride

Farm Animal Petting Zoo

Local Vendors, Food and Fair Treat Vendors

Chuck Cuzzetto

PenMet Parks

Recreation Specialist

O: (253) 530-0833 | C: (253) 820-7737 | F: (253) 858-0192

PenMet Parks, 10123 78th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332 |