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Scare up some fun at the Scarecrow Festival

Doggy Zoo, Great Pumpkin Patch and more

Published: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST
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Wraith Christiansen of Dixon stops to rest at the 2011 Scarecrow Festival, while searching the pumpkin patch for his favorite.
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Ian Thomas of Dixon, paints a pumpkin at the 2011 Dixon Scarecrow Festival.

DIXON – The 17th annual Scarecrow Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 in the downtown.

There will be pumpkin painting, The Great Pumpkin Patch, craft and food vendors, kids’ games, a Doggy Zoo, and a pie-in-the-face throw.

Entertainment on the festival stage, at the corner of First Street and Hennepin Avenue, will feature magician Jeremy The Amazer at 10 a.m.; Truman’s Ridge bluegrass band at 11 a.m.; and Hoo Haven Wildlife rehabilitation and Education Center’s animal showcase at 1 p.m.

More than 80 dog breeds will be on display in the Doggy Zoo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Old Lee County Courthouse lawn. Kids can learn about what makes each breed unique while they talk with the dog’s owner.

Families can find the perfect pumpkin in the Great Pumpkin Patch, in the parking lot at the corner of First and Peoria Avenue.

Also at the festival, the Lee County United Way will kick off its annual campaign, Habitat for Humanity will hold a garage sale fundraiser, and 4-H clubs will have their annual bake sale.

Call Dixon Main Street, 815-288-2308, or go to or for more information.

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