CDRC’s Scarecrow Fest Comes to Downtown Calais for October

The scarecrows are arriving in downtown Calais for this year’s Scarecrow Fest sponsored by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC).  Local businesses, organizations, and individuals are decorating the lamp posts for a friendly competition. If you would like to vote for your favorite, stop by Boston Shoe Store and Calais Bookshop to cast your ballot. Winner will be announced on Oct. 24.

The big competition for the Fest is going to be the Casket Race to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 on Main Street in a day packed full of fun stuff. Teams who enter a casket (home built or the real thing) vie for $500 and $250 prizes for first and second place. For more information and to register for this event, call Diane at 214-6581. The race is co-sponsored by CDRC and Rotary Club.

The Casket Race will be followed by the Cadaver Toss in Triangle Park at 1 p.m. Cadavers will be supplied and the objective is to see who can toss them the farthest. So be at Triangle Park and bring a little muscle with you. You’ll be in good company because the park becomes the Haunted Triangle Park which runs Oct. 21 to 24.

Throughout the day, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., anyone can get his/her face painted at Artisans Downeast. So while you are hanging out downtown, get yourself decorated, too. There is no charge.

Also happening on Saturday is a Chili Cook-off at Townhouse Restaurant from noon to 3 p.m. Find out who makes the best chili by being a taster. This event is sponsored by St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce, 454-2308.

Calais Regional Hospital is sponsoring a pumpkin decorating being held at Triangle Park from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. This event is sure to be great fun for the kids.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Calais Free Library is having a Haunted Trail. The trail will be behind the library, but enter at the main entrance of the library.

At 5 p.m., witches and warlocks along with monsters and all creatures that go bump in the dark will gather at the Nexus Sculpture at Triangle Park to take a walk down Main Street to Jo’s Diner and Pizzeria. So dress up in your scariest costume and join the walk.

The Calais Lioness’ Black Magic Bash is at 8 p.m. at Townhouse Restaurant. This fundraiser event promises to be a major climax of a day packed with fun.


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