Please join us for Kingston’s Festival of Scarecrows at Frog Alley, a community event sponsored by the City of Kingston, Friends of Historic Kingston, and the Junior League of Kingston on Saturday, October 21 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Frog Alley Park, the ruins of the Louw-Bogardus House on Frog Alley, adjacent to the Wiltwyck Fire Station. The event will be cancelled in the event of wind or rain.
We are hopeful that you will create and display a scarecrow for the event! Creativity reigns supreme! We have had tall scarecrows, small scarecrows, seated scarecrows, scarecrows in a box, lady scarecrows, scary scarecrows, and scarecrows with metal heads, pumpkin heads, cabbage heads and human-like heads. The very basic scarecrow template is two by fours nailed together like a cross, enabling you to dress them in pants and a shirt. You can stuff the clothes with straw to give them shape and pop a head and hat on the top. The bottom of the cross should be long enough to sink in the ground so the scarecrow can freely stand. Scarecrows must be transported to Frog Alley, so be careful that it is not too big to fit in your vehicle, or use a truck to deliver your creation. There are no rules, other than to be set up by 9:15 a.m. and to break down immediately at the end of the event at 2 p.m.
Additionally, artwork from local Kingston City School District elementary students will be on display and select farm animals will be visiting from the Forsyth Nature Center!
NEW THIS YEAR:
Carve a pumpkin in advance and bring it to display during the event!
Please contact: email@example.com by October 7 in order to reserve your spot and for additional event details.
Friends of Historic Kingston is committed to Keeping Kingston’s History Alive by raising funds for the stabilization and restoration of the walls of the Louw-Bogardus Ruins in an effort for Frog Alley, a pocket park, to be accessible to our community and to be utilized for free programming, concerts and events, as well as educational opportunities to explore the historic ruins and former grist mill.