Decorate your own pumpkin, scarecrow at Barrington fest Saturday

  • Kids can paint pumpkins and decorate scarecrows at Barrington's 20th annual Scarecrow Festival.

    Kids can paint pumpkins and decorate scarecrows at Barrington's 20th annual Scarecrow Festival. Courtesy of Village of Barrington

  • Kids can paint pumpkins and decorate scarecrows at Barrington's 20th annual Scarecrow Festival.

    Kids can paint pumpkins and decorate scarecrows at Barrington's 20th annual Scarecrow Festival. Courtesy of Village of Barrington

 
 
Posted10/13/2021 11:35 AM

Those old clothes you've been meaning to donate can get new life at Barrington's 20th annual Scarecrow Festival.

The free, family-friendly festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Memorial Park, Hough and Lincoln avenues in Barrington.

 

The popular event is emceed by Bob the DJ and features free pumpkin and scarecrow decorating. Pumpkins and painting supplies are provided, but bring your own old clothes to outfit your scarecrow.

Also on tap are pony rides, face painting, and other family activities.

Barrington Youth & Family Services has invited many local organizations and businesses to provide fun crafts and games including BStrong Together, The Barrington Area Library, Barrington Area Conservation Trust, CrossFit Barrington, and Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art.

The event is sponsored by Village of Barrington, Barrington Youth & Family Services, Heinen's and Bob the DJ.

For information, visit www.barrington-il.gov.

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