Friday, May 14, 2021

Scarecrow Invasion Cancelled Again in 2021

Meaford’s award- winning Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival will not go ahead again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event’s executive announced its decision to cancel the event for 2021 on Friday, April 30th.

The event is volunteer-run,” says chair Donna Earl. “Under normal circumstances, we would be gathering now, in early May, to start the long, intensive process of building scarecrows. However, there is no way our volunteers can safely gather at the moment and the future is uncertain.”

Earl invites all of the scarecrow volunteers to stay tuned for 2022 when the scarecrows return to celebrate the Meaford Scarecrow invasion and Family Festival 25th anniversary.

Surely, by this time next year life will be back to normal,” she says. “and we will be able to use our pent up energy to create the best, most exciting scarecrows ever in the history of the invasion.

Our volunteers are key to the success of this event. So many of them have year after year come together in summer to help build and display some three hundred scarecrows in downtown Meaford and in Bognor. If ever the need to get together it is now but we can’t safely do so.”

For more information, contact Donna Earl at or 519-270-9106.

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