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Call for Crafters for the Scarecrow Festival

Local artisans, crafters and vendors - reserve your space now for the Scarecrow Festival! On October 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., crafters will gather at Lake Julian Park to show off and sell their creations. Last yearís event drew handcrafters from all over the Western North Carolina area. Booth spaces are 12í X 12í areas with or without electric hookups. The cost for a non-electric booth space is $30 and the cost for a space with electric is $35. You can reserve your spot now!

All exhibitors are asked to contribute one of their craft items to the "Caldron of Crafts." Exhibitor booths are judged on their creativity and design; the winner will receive the pot of craft prizes donated by their fellow artisans. Go wild with your booth and take home the jackpot!

The highlight of the Festival is the judging of the handmade scarecrows. Everyone is invited to enter their original scarecrow creation -- competition is fierce but fun. Entrants are divided into three divisions: children under 12, adults 13 and older, and families/groups. Winning scarecrows are chosen by popular vote. There are $100 prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division and a cash award of $500 for the Best of Show entry. Bring your scarecrow, bring your children and bring all your friends and family so that they can vote for your scarecrow. Winners will bScarecrowe announced and prizes awarded on the day of the Festival.

Entrance into the festival is free. Scheduled activities include face painting, clowns, and food booths. Itís a great day of fun for everyone.

This is yet another Family Fun Festival brought to you by Buncombe County Parks & Recreation 828-250-4260 or visit

(Photo provided by Buncombe County.)

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