KICK OFF PARTY SAT SEPT 21st
10AM - 4PM
A special thanks to over 50 local companies for sponsoring the creative & crazy scarecrows displayed throughout the nursery for you to find!
5th Annual Scarecrow Festival 2019 | September 21st until Halloween
Art's Nursery's Annual Scarecrow Festival is a fun, family friendly event in support of 3 local charities and groups – O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society), Inclusion Langley Society
, and The Versatile Society of Entertainers.
The event kicks off with a full day festival on Saturday, September 21st, 2019
from 10am to 4pm and includes a DIY Build-a-Crow station
*, live music, scarecrow scavenger hunt, crafts and activities, speakers & demos, hayrides, and more! In the spirit of our fabulous outdoor markets, local food vendors will be on hand for all to enjoy.
The Fun Continues Until Halloween
Our kick off day is just the beginning! From September 21st until Halloween
, there are still lots of ways to enjoy Scarecrow Fest:
DIY Build-A-Crow Station
Bring the kids, bring the friends, and make your own scarecrow to decorate your home for Thanksgiving and Halloween! Last year, over 200 scarecrows were born at Arts Nursery! It's a fun family and group activity for a worthwhile cause. Your minimum donation of $12 helps to support three wonderful charities.
- What's included? Your donation provides you with a wooden frame, straw for stuffing, a burlap head, face making station, as well as our expert scarecrow building advice and all the tools and equipment you will need.
- What do I need to bring? Old clothes and decorating accessories (shirt, pants, hat, glasses, etc.) - anything to add personality to your crow.
Search the nursery for 50+ crazy, creative scarecrows sponsored by local businesses. You just might find characters from The Incredibles, Avengers, and many more. Come on down to find them all! Complete the scavenger hunt and ENTER TO WIN a Family Gift Basket.
Book your class or group for a Scarecrow Making field trip and then complete a self-guided Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt in search of our fun themed scarecrows. Proceeds from your field trip support our three local charities. It’s a fun team building exercise for all ages!
How Do Field Trips Work?
- We supply the frame, burlap, straw for stuffing, and a face making station
- You bring in your own clothes and accessories to add a personality to each scarecrow
- Take home your completed scarecrow or display it at school to decorate for Thanksgiving & Halloween!
- The cost is $75 per group; this includes 1-5 scarecrows - each additional crow is charged at $15 per crow.
to register or find out more!
O.W.L. Feature Presentation - October 26th
We are very excited to have OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society join us for a feature presentation!
They will be onsite at Art's Nursery from 1pm to 3pm displaying two birds of prey - a unique chance for you to see these amazing creatures up close.
Find out more Here
Enjoy in-store specials, enter to WIN a gorgeous Fall Planter, colouring pages for the kids, and more.
Supporting Local Community Groups
Part proceeds from the Art's Nursery Scarecrow Event will go to support three awesome local organizations and charities:
OWL is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of raptors (eagles, falcons, hawks, osprey, owls, and vultures). Their facility and staff are equipped for the unique needs of these beautiful birds, offering them the best chance of recovery.
Supporting over 1500 children with special or developmental needs, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as their families.
An amazing group of volunteers who travel to seniors facilities and palliative care units performing and brightening the days of the patients.
Kids Colouring Pages
Download and print these fun Scarecrow Festival Colouring Pages. Post the results online with the hashtag #artsnursery - we'd love to see them! Kudos to our friend and artist Rob Zylstra for his amazing artwork.
2019 Nursery Trade & Vendor Scarecrow Sponsors
A special thanks to local companies for sponsoring the creative & crazy scarecrows displayed throughout the nursery for you to find! Please take the time to support these wonderful organizations and businesses.
A BIG Thanks to our Premium Sponsors this year