Scarecrows on the Lawn at The Museum

Across the country and around the world, family-friendly scarecrow festivals bring heartwarming memories to both children and adults. Traditionally a scarecrow is a decoy in human-like form, meant to discourage birds from disturbing crops. Festival scarecrows do take some liberties with that concept.

For the 3rd year, Transylvania Heritage Museum will host a scarecrow-making contest during Heart of Brevard’s Halloweenfest, October 27, 2012. Entries during the first two years were made by school classes, families, individuals, and businesses. This year there is no entry fee. Ribbon winners will be decided by viewer choice votes – viewers can vote as many times as they like at $1/vote.

See examples of handmade scarecrows in the front window of WSQL Radio, Celestial Mountain Music and at A Finish Touch, all on Main Street in Brevard. Pick up an entry form at The Museum, 189 West Main Street, or download one from the web site at You can find lots of ideas and inspiration by searching the internet for “Scarecrow Festival”. This is great family fun and also a way to support the Museum.

The day will also include other family friendly activities at the Museum as well as a drawing for a new bike (kids 12 and under) that has been provided by the Brevard Police Department. Let the little ones find their way through the hay bale maze, have there photos taken with a 'lumber jack' and make some autumn crafts on our back porch between 1 and 3. At 5:00, there will be a Haunted Town Tour. Learn about Transylvania History and enjoy a few ghost stories as well. The tour takes about 45 minutes and costs $10 per person. The tour is free for each child under 12 who is accompanied by a paying adult. Please make your reservations early as space is limited! Call The Museum at 884-2347 for more information or to reserve a place on the tour. All proceeds from the event are used to support the programs of the Transylvania Heritage Museum.

The Transylvania Heritage Museum is located at 189 West Main Street, two driveways past the Brevard Post office on the left. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 am until 5 pm.

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