Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrow Festival


Friday, October 12
9:30 AM


Friday, October 12
8:00 PM

After 20 years of S'caring for Kids, Edmonton's Scarecrow Festival, in support of ABC Head Start, will make its final appearance this October 12-14, 2012. The decision to end the Scarecrow Festival was not an easy one, but after careful review of the resources needed to host such a large event, it was decided that the 20th year would also be the final year.

The Scarecrow Festival started in 1992 with the belief that a fun, family oriented event would not only raise fundsto support the work of ABC Head Start, but it would also raise awareness of the valuable role the agency plays in the community.

Funds raised through the Scarecrow Festival over the years have allowed ABC Head Start to initiate and sustain some pretty important programs. A great example of the direct impact that the Scarecrow Festival has had on kids is the Literacy Backpack program. Every June, each child in the program receives a backpack filled with literacy tools such as books, crayons, pencils and craft supplies. The kids love it!

Helping kids learn, grow and have fun is a vital aspect of ABC Head Start and is what has inspired the family oriented activities at the Scarecrow Festival through the years and the finale will be no different. As a tribute to the many people who have been involved over the years and all the kids for whom the Scarecrow Festival has been a special Halloween tradition, we are working hard to make it the best year yet.

The Scarecrow Festival will run from Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. Plan to take your children and show that Edmonton really does S'care for kids one last time!

More Information

Event Location

Edmonton Expo Centre
Hall B
7515 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 2N5

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