Scarecrow Festival will be virtual
The Scarecrow Festival won’t be happening at Beech Springs Farm Market this year because of a real scare — the coronavirus.
Instead, the 15th annual festival will be an online auction Oct. 10-16 to raise money for STRIDE, a local organization that provides therapeutic recreation for people with disabilities.
There will be two categories — Traditional Scarecrow and Scarecrow Cutout. Entries must be brought to Beech Springs, 4776 Old Boonesboro Road, by 5:30 p.m. Monday along with registration forms and the $5 registration fee. (The deadline had been Friday at 6 p.m., but it has been extended.)
The cost of a scarecrow cutout, available at the store, is $25, of which $15 is refundable.
Although there will be no festival at the store this year, the scarecrows will be auctioned online on the Facebook page:
Bidders will bid in the comment section under the picture of each scarecrow. Winning bids will be paid to STRIDE via a PayPal link that will be sent to the winner after the auction concludes at 6 p.m. Oct. 16. The winning bidder will have 24 hours to remit payment or the scarecrow will go to the next highest bidder.
More details and rules are available on the Facebook page.
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