The Scarecrows are back!

It’s almost time for the fun + beloved Scarecrows in Andover!I love driving through town and seeing the creativity from our community while supporting our schools. Every year my neighborhood creates 6 Scarecrows based around a theme and this year we choose Superheros. However ACE’s theme for the year’s festival is “Andover Goes International – Explore the World!” inspired by the diverse community and educational focus on global connections through the Andover_Portal.

The Andover Coalition for Education (ACE) annual Scarecrow Festival starts this Saturday, Oct.13 and will go through Saturday, Oct. 27 in downtown Andover. This is ACE’s sixth annual Scarecrow Festival which creates such a fun Fall feel downtown. There will be approximately 75 scarecrows on Main Street's light poles. In addition to schools, civic and non-profit organizations are able to create their own personalized scarecrows, each with their own theme and creative flair.

There will also be a “Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt” during the festival to encourage families to visit all of the scarecrows and find hidden items as part of the fun.

Individuals may purchase a Scarecrow Starter Kit for $30 (includes wood frame and hay). Scarecrow Kits are available now at locations around Andover. To reserve your scarecrow kit today, you can contact jsrivastava@aceandover.org to arrange a pick-up date and location.

*photo credit: @andonasociety

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Johanna Buoncontri