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Scarecrow and Pumpkin Workshop

Arboretum staff provides inspiration and know-how for creative pumpkin carving, and you can design your own unique scarecrow to enter in the Scarecrow Contest or display on your lawn.

Fall is here, and Halloween is just around the corner! Get ready for the Mushroom Festival's Scarecrow Contest at this fun, family-oriented event. The Arboretum staff provides inspiration and know-how for creative pumpkin carving, and you can design your own unique scarecrow to enter in the Scarecrow Contest or display on your lawn. Scarecrows made at the workshop can be entered in the Scarecrow Contest at our Mushroom festival for FREE! Pants, shirts, straw, and pumpkins provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own used clothes as well! $5 per pumpkin or scarecrow. No registration required. Meet at the White Oak Pavilion. Don't forget your parking pass.