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Tiger Lily ready for harvest

These participants in last year’s scarecrow competition at Tiger Lily Farm had a nursing them. - submitted
These participants in last year’s scarecrow competition at Tiger Lily Farm had a nursing them.
— image credit: submitted

Oceanside crows, look out! Tiger Lily Farm is gearing up for their annual scarecrow competition.

The big kickoff is slated for this Sunday, Sept. 25, with their big harvest festival.

Visitors to the Barnyard at the Errington farm will be able to take part in many activities at the festival, including a corn roast, with corn from Silver Meadows Farm, take a pony ride or a pony cart ride, or enjoy a wagon ride. They can also watch the Coombs Country 4-H Horse Club Drill Team at 1 p.m. and have their face painted as well as take part in all of the regular barnyard activities.

During Harvest Festival visitors to Tiger Lily Farm will be able to watch some horseback riding demonstrations from some of the staff and friends of Tiger Lily Farm. Check out just how fast those little Shetland ponies can go and what the farm’s big guy, Mac — a full draft horse — can really do.

The highlight, say organizers, is the chance to build a scarecrow to enter in the competition.

As Harvest Festival is the kick off to Tiger Lily Farm’s Annual Scarecrow Competition, people are encouraged to create a scarecrow at home or build a scarecrow at the farm on Sunday. Straw, string, clothing and other odds and sods will be provided, but organizers encourage participants to bring along that perfect hat, costume, frame or what-have-you from home to complete their crow-disturbing masterpiece.

Scarecrows can then be entered into the competition.

There is no fee to enter the competition and there are prizes for everyone.

Official judging takes place on Oct. 9.

Visitors to Tiger Lily Farm will be able to vote for their favourite scarecrow while enjoying a tractor ride through the forest until judging day, when the People’s Choice Award is also awarded.

Visit www.tigerlilyfarm.ca for a complete schedule of events.  Tiger Lily Farm is open every day until Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All activities are included with the barnyard admission.

— Submitted by Tiger Lily Farm

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