Scarecrow Fest is Underway in Downtown Calais

The Scarecrow Fest is underway in Calais with scarecrows going up all over on downtown lamp posts. This event sponsored by Calais Downtown Revitalization Coalition (CDRC) kicks off with the Scarecrow Competition which is open to any organization, business, or individual that wants to participate. 

This year, winners will be receiving $200 in gift certificates for 1st place, $100 in gift certificates for 2nd place, and $50 in gift certificates for 3rd place.  Winners will be announced on Oct. 29. 

So far, participants include Artemis’s Attic, Bangor Savings,  Ben’s Fuzzy Butz, Border Town Subz, Tom Brennan, Calais Cinemas, Calais Free Library, City of Calais, Gallery 207, Headlines Hair Studio, Hunnewell Blueberries, Diane Hunnewell, Jo’s Diner and Pizzeria, Kendall’s Fine Jewelry, Label Shopper, Mercier Salon and Sweeties Downeast, Sunrise Farmers Market, United States Postal Service (USPS), and Washington County Community College (WCCC). 

Time is running out to get in on the competition. Applications and zip ties are available at Calais Bookshop (open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)