Welcome To The Scarecrow Festival
September 18-20, 2020
In an effort to maintain the safety and health of our communities, residents and visitors, as well as to pay respect to the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the State of Maine & University of Maine System, the UMFK Homecoming /Scarecrow Festival parade has been canceled for this year. Although our schedule will be limited, we will still host the Kids’ Coloring Contest & Business Decorating Contest. A few local organizations will also be hosting events and we will be adding a Facebook game to guess where our scarecrow is hiding himself within the Greater Fort Kent area.
We hope that since local businesses will not be decorating floats this year, we may get even more entries in our Business Decorating Contest, so come drive through on Friday, Sept. 18 and check it out.
& Keep scrolling down for Contest Winners!
Greater Fort Kent Kids Coloring Contest
Coloring pages were given to students at the Fort Kent Elementary School & Dr. Levesque Elementary School as well as available through our website.
Completed coloring pages were posted at Paradis Shop ‘n Save in Fort Kent and judged by members of the Chamber Board of Directors. We had over 300 entries this year. Although it was difficult to choose with such great talent in the St. John Valley, these three images were chosen as winners. Congratulations!
Greater Fort Kent Business Decorating Contest
(For all businesses in Greater Fort Kent)
2020 Theme: Don’t Let 2020 ‘Scare’ You
Some of our local businesses participated in our Scarecrow Festival 2020 Business Decorating Contest.
The Theme for 2020: Don’t Let 2020 ‘Scare’ You
Prizes were given for Best Theme, Most Creative and Judges Choice.
Congratulations to our winners!
You can view pictures of the decorations in the photo gallery at the top of this page.
“I See You Scarecrow” Facebook Game
During the week leading up to the Scarecrow Festival, this Scarecrow Dude visited places throughout the Greater Fort Kent area to his picture taken.
Images were posted on our Scarecrow Festival Facebook page . We’ve kept them posted there – see if you can recognize where the pictures were taken (answers are now in the comment section for each image).
You think you know the Greater Fort Kent area? Well let’s see how well you do.