Scarecrow Festival | Thanksgiving Point

Thanksgiving Point hosts a Scarecrow Festival for one week during the month of October. This event is held in the Ashton Gardens, and you can see the scarecrows as part of your admission to the gardens. Therefore, it is free for Thanksgiving Point Members.

First of all, the Gardens are especially beautiful in the Fall. We loved wandering through the beautiful grounds and admiring the changing colors. Along the paths, you will see signs directing you along the route for the scarecrows. The scarecrows are made by businesses or families. Each one is so different and unique. We really enjoyed seeing the creative minds those who made the scarecrows. Our boys really want to make one next year (we’ll see).

The Ashton Gardens are beautiful all year long, but the Fall was a wonderful time to visit.
These signs keep you on the path to see all the scarecows throughout the gardens.
Harry Potter and Hedwig just hanging out!
Our boys loved the super heroes!
Our boys loved the super heroes!
They also loved Obi Pumpkinobi!
They also loved Obi Pumpkinobi!

Each scarecrow is numbered so that you can vote for your personal favorite. Make sure to pick up a voting sheet when you check in at the front desk. Each of our boys picked a different scarecrow to vote for in the People’s Choice award. The paper also had a map of where all of the scarecrows are so you could plan your route. You’ll pass scarecrow factoids on signs along the way that were interesting to read, too. They even have a few photo op spots where you can stop and take some great Fall family photos.

Each scarecrow has it’s own name and number for easy voting!
The scarecrow factoid’s were super interesting.
This was my personal favorite. We stood and looked at these scarecrows for a long time as we searched for all the I Spy objects.
There were some fun places to take Fall photos.

We thoroughly enjoyed the Scarecrow Festival at Thanksgiving Point, and we can’t wait to see what scarecrows show up next year, too. Advanced timed tickets are required, so make sure to claim your tickets online beforehand. For more information, you can visit Thanksgiving Point’s website.

We had to take a picture with the Bees Scarecrow!


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