Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Scarecrow Show entries sought for annual city display

It is getting pretty scary in downtown Wayne, or it will about Sept. 28.
Participants have only until Sept. 21 to register to participate in the Scarecrow Show organized by Wayne Main Street. Those interested in participating can do so by downloading an entry form online at scarecrows or by registering in person at the Wayne Historical Museum (One Town Square, Wayne). The entry fee for the show is $20 or $15 for returning participants who already have a scarecrow frame.

Scarecrows will be on display throughout downtown Wayne from Sept. 28 through Nov. 2. Community members are encouraged to visit each of the more than 50 installations, while exploring historic downtown Wayne.
Residents and visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Scarecrows and  Wayne Main Street will host a voting contest and reception in Derby's Alley (34924 W. Michigan Ave, Wayne) from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 when the Scarecrow Contest winners will be announced. The event will feature live music as well as donuts and cider from the Dexter Cider Mill
Launched by Wayne Main Street in 2011, the Wayne Scarecrow Show has become a signature event in the community.
“Last year was one of the best years for this project in terms of participation from our community.  We are hopeful that this year's event will be even bigger,” commented Maxell Cameron, Wayne Main Street executive director.
Annually this project draws thousands of visitors to downtown Wayne to view the over 50 scarecrows installed throughout the commercial district, Cameron said.