Scarecrows and Pumpkins Await Visitors at Fall Festival

Clark Gardens, in Weatherford, will come alive with scarecrows and an abundance of fall mums and asters, in celebration of the Fall Festival, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 6. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children five to 12, and children four and under are free. Clark Garden members receive free admission.

General admission fees include the evening performance and reserved seating is available for an additional fee.

The family-friendly festival includes activities such as: live entertainment, a scarecrow contest, dancing, food and beverages, cooking demonstrations, a photo contest, chili cookoff and a half-marathon and 5K Run.

The races begin at 8 a.m., and walkers are welcome. Cash prizes and trophies will be presented to winners. At noon, the festival officially opens with a chili cook-off. Visitors can stroll down Scarecrow Alley, lined with scarecrows, pumpkins and flowers. Area photographers will exhibit their work in the photo contest, vying for cash prizes and the coveted People’s Choice Award.

A children’s activity area, with clowns, games and face painting will delight kids, and guests of all ages can tour the gardens on an old-fashioned hay ride. An evening concert featuring the music of Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes concludes the festivities.

Location: 567 Maddux Rd., Weatherford. For more information call 940-682-4856 or visit ClarkGardens.com/Happenings.

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