Annual Great Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair


2014 Scarecrow Festival Pumpkin Carving Contest WINNERS


Winners for the Age 4-7 Category:
Funniest - Landon Pierce & Owen Wambolt Prizes by Simple Things Booksellers
Scariest - Evie Hall and Marlee Prizes donated from Simple Things
Most Creative - Issac and Lucas Prizes donated from Simple Things

Winners for the Age 8-12 Category:
1st Place- Evelynne Marchand Prizes donated by Sweet Ride Cycling
2nd Place- Chloe Kowalski Prize donated by Sweet Ride Cycling
3rd Place- Sabine Wellard Prize donated by Sweet Ride Cycling

Winners for the Age 13- 18 Category:
1st Place Tie- Eva Dixon & Bethany (Team) and individual Emily Le Pine $62.50 each.
2nd Place- Emma Wheeler and Hailee Nauss - $50 Gift Certificate each from the Northern Sun
3rd Place- Turriza - $50 Gift Certificate from Kedy's Inlet Restuarant

Winners for the Adult Category:
1st Place- Elliot Bennet $125 cash and $25 Gift Certificate from Birdsall Worthington Pottery
2nd Place- Roxanne Mossman $100 Gift Certificate Mahone Bay Trading
3rd Place- Cathy Gaudet - $50 Gift Certificate from Kedy's Inlet Restuarant

Best Group Category – Cocoa Organic Spa - $250 Gift Certificate from Mateus Bistro

Thank you to our local businesses for donating the prizes
Thank you to Nancy McCarthy for her fabulous pumpkins!


Click here to see the Global TV interview with Chairperson Lara Carrigan on Thurs. Oct 2 





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There are too many individual volunteers to possibly list them all here.

I want to thank all of you- without such dedicated volunteers this festival would not be possible. We look forward to another spectacular weekend this year.

Warm Regards,

Lara Carrigan


Thank you to our generous volunteers and supporters:



Amos Pewter

Atlantica Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre

Bank of Montreal

Kedy’s Inlet Restaurant

Mahone Bay Trading Company Quality Footwear

Mateus Bistro

The Mug and Anchor Pub

Northern Sun Gallery & Gifts

Progress Bulletin

Sailor Studio

Save Easy

Simple Things

Sweet Ride Cycling

Superstore, Bridgewater

The Teazer

Zack and Nemo Mercantile



Festival Coordinators:

Festival Chairperson -  Lara Carrigan

MBACC, Festival Liaison - Sue Bourinot   

Children’s Activities- Hailey Thompson & Nancy Petrie 

Antique Fair- John  Merchant  

Scarecrow Design- Krystle Retieffe, Jan Kay and Kara Turner  

Graphic Design- Meg Craig, Sailor Studio 

Public Relations- Quentin Casey 

Pumpkin Path- Sue Bourniot, Scott Lutes & Janine Smith  

Social Media- Kara Turner


Antique FairMake sure to attend the Antique Fair this year to enjoy three halls brimming with antiques from the most respected dealers from Nova Scotia and beyond. Just $3 per person gets you into all three halls. Venues: Anglican Church Hall, Legion Hall, and the Mahone Bay Centre  Friday, Sept 28, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sept 29, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, Sept 30, 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.