Thursday, September 10, 2020

Wayne to welcome Scarecrow Show to downtown

 While scarecrows were originally designed to discourage visitors, those coming to downtown Wayne this month are expected to draw crowds to the area.

Wayne Main Street will again sponsor the Scarecrow Show throughout the downtown area this month. Community members will be able to register to participate in the event this year until Sept. 21. Those interested in participating can register by downloading an entry form online at or by registering in person at the Wayne Historical Museum at One Town Square during business hours. The entry fee for the Scarecrow Show is $20 or $15 for returning participants who already have a scarecrow frame. 

Scarecrows will be on display throughout downtown from Sept. 26 through Nov. 6 and community members are encouraged to visit each of the installations, while exploring  historic downtown.  Residents and visitors will also have the opportunity to vote on their favorite scarecrows during a balloting and reception planned from noon until 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in Derby's Alley at 34924 W. Michigan Ave.

The event will feature music as well as donuts and cider from the Dexter Cider Mill.  The 2020 Scarecrow contest winners will be announced during the reception. 

Launched by Wayne Main Street in 2011, the Wayne Scarecrow Show has become a signature event for downtown Wayne. 

“Every year we have residents, organizations, and other businesses that create a unique scarecrow to be displayed in downtown Wayne. This event has become a staple of the city, something the residents look forward to,” commented Wayne Main Street Executive Director Lori Morrow. 

Founded in 2011, Wayne Main Street has evolved into one of the largest civic organizations in the city.  Last year volunteers contributed more than 2,700 service hours to the community.  In 2014 the organization was recognized by the Michigan Main Street Association as a Select-Level Main Street community.

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