Annual Great Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair
The 2013 Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who made the trip to our beautiful seaside town of Mahone Bay. We had the most amazing warm, sunny weather and a record-breaking crowd.
We have some winners to congratulate!
The winners of the 2013 Great Pumpkin Carving and Decorating competition were:
Category 14 to Adult
1st prize: Nancy McCarthy – “Africa”
2nd prize: Zachory Domingues – “Cobra”
3rd prize: Pat Beaton – “Pumpkin with Small Pumpkin in Mouth”
Best Carved Ensemble: “Settlers Museum”
Category 8 to 13 years
Funniest Pumpkin – Evelynne Marchand
Scariest Pumpkin – Soheil Ghaffari
Most Creative Pumpkin – Reese Stuart
Honourable Mention – Froya Smith
Funniest Pumpkin – Gabriel Duffney
Scariest Pumpkin – Lily Carrigan
Most Creative Pumpkin – Sadie Carrigan
Honourable Mention – Luca Annable
And the winners of the 2013 ScarecrowDecorating competition were:
1st prize residential: The McCarthy Family
Honorable mention: Rebecca Fisk and Joanne Hubley
1st prize business: Valentino's Ristorante
Honorable mention: Cocoa Organic Spa
Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to everyone who took part. Carving pumpkins and making scarecrows takes a lot of time and effort and we truly appreciate your effort.
With a focus on kids and families this year, there were unique kids activities sponsored by the Atlantica Hotel and Marina, Oak Island and featuring live entertainment and music, crafts, and a Mad Science show, all at no charge. These activities were so popular we plan to do the same and more in 2014.
Looking for accommodation during the festival? The Atlantica Hotel and Marina Oak Island has a Scarecrow Special rate starting at $89 a night. Visit their website www.atlanticaoakisland.com or call toll-free 1-800-565-5075.
Follow us on Facebook (Mahone Bay Great Scarecrow Festival) for up-to-the-minute news and events including photos from the 2013 festival and plans for the 2014 event.
A map of the key locations for the 2013 festival
For more information contact:
Visitor Information Centre
624-6151 or 1-888-624-6151