Annual Great Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair
The 2013 Scarecrow Festival is scheduled for October 4 to 6.
Watch this space for details as the date approaches.
As Chair of the 16th Annual Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair I would like to thank all the many volunteers who gave time to make this festival such a success. We are only a population of 900+, because of our talented and dedicated volunteers we put on festivals that are among the best in the province!
Mother Nature had other plans for the weather but that did not dampen the spirit of the thousands that came our and still come out to see the Scarecrows. Come out and wander Mahone Bay, you will be amazed and delighted. See some old favourites and of course new additions, look for the new Prince Harry and the Monster High Girls. Scarecrows on display until October 14th!.
This event is representative of how much talent and spirit Mahone Bay has. Thank you to the Mahone Bay and Area Chamber of Commerce for presenting this event.
dealers,volunteers and participants.
Make sure you mark the dates for next year in your calendar.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Thank you especially to Allan O'Brien
and Rose O'Brien for all their hardwork
organizing this event for so many years. We are most grateful for their generosity and many volunteer hours.
Nova Scotia's Great Pumpkin
Carving & Decorating Contest
What can we say but "yippee"!!
Thank you to participants and
the many volunteers who
made this, the first year of our Pumpkin Carving Contest
such a success!
We had a great turnout on Friday for the Pumpkin Walk but because of the rain Saturday was a bit of a wash.
Thank you to Cathy Jones of
This Hour has 22 Minutes
for being our
Thank you to Dea Sagnella and her team for all the hard work
and hours she put into this event.
We will post winners later today.
Start thinking of what you'll create for next year so mark your calendar now.
For more information contact:
Mahone Bay Visitor Information Centre
Sixteen years of creations that amaze and amuse thousands of people each year are spread throughout the town of Mahone Bay. Hundreds of Scarecrows that have just been created and are crowd favourites from the past are delighting bus loads of visitors from all over North America.
Thank you to Lara Carrigan for
taking on the task of overseeing the creation and disbursing of the scarecrows. This job takes hours and hours of work and everyone in the community should thank her for her work.
She also took on the job of Media Liason and organized the Children's Activities.
That is a lot of time so we thank her young family and husband for their patience and support.
After viewing all the entries, our judges decided on the following winners:
Residential Grand Prize Winner: Paula and Hobie Corwin of 970 Main St. $250 cash
Commercial Grand Prize Winner: The Mahone Bay Quilters Guild, on display at The Tea Brewery $250 cash
Residential Honourable mention: Rebecca Fisk and Joanne Hubley at 31 Welcome St. win an Atlantica Oak Island Dining Room Gift Certificate.
Abby and Tara Maguire at 46 Clearway St. also win Residential Honourable Mention.
Commercial Honourable Mention goes to The Biscuit Eater, displayed by Cara Weston-Edell, winning an Atlantica Oak Island Dining Room Gift Cerrtificate
The heart of any community is the people and Mahone Bay has a big heart.
Thanks to Rosemary MacEachen from Sweet Ride Cycling for organizing the event. She stepped in at the last minute and did a great job.
Thank you to all the judges and participants