Its Fall Y’all: Scarecrow Fest Returns to Delavan Saturday, September 18th 2021

It’s almost Fall, y’all! And you know what that means! The 21st Annual Scarecrow Fest is just around the corner! Join in on the free and festive fun Saturday, September 18th for a full day of fall activities for the whole family throughout historic Downtown Delavan! 

This year’s Scarecrow Fest event will feature the ever popular Scarecrow Walk, free pumpkins, Walldog Mural tours, food trucks, DIY Scarecrow building workshops, sidewalk sales, market vendors, live music, and so much more, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Scarecrow Walk

A Scarecrow Fest tradition lives on! Stroll the bricks streets and meet the Scarecrows built and decorated by local businesses and organizations.  From kooky, to classic, to farm style favorites, the Scarecrow Walk is the highlight of the festival you will not want to miss. You can even vote for your favorite Scarecrows to earn their creators awards and prizes.

Family Activities

When we say ‘fun for the whole family’ we truly mean it! Get inspired by the Scarecrows lining the streets and purchase a DIY Scarecrow Kit to go and build your buddy at home. Kiddos can pick up a free pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch. Embark on a Wallldog Mural Tour and learn more about Delavan’s unique history while completing a Scavenger Hunt perfect for all ages. Pose for a photo-op in front of an old fashioned pickup truck at the Aram Public Library. Ever wanted to hug a sheep or befriend a bearded dragon? Head to the Gee Funny Farm Petting Zoo at the Library throughout the afternoon and meet some new fuzzy friends.

Chow Down

With all the activity, your stomach will definitely be grumbling. Eat your way through Scarecrow Fest by visiting the many food trucks and vendors for a savory snack or a sweet treat. Enjoy offerings from the Isola.eats, Sandwich Sisters, The Mini Donut Truck, Taqueria La Estrella, and Pastries by Chad. Utiger’s Jewelry, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and La Monarcha will also be selling burgers, brats, hotdogs, corn, baked potatoes, chili, and other refreshments! Can you say yum?!

Live Entertainment

No Downtown Delavan event could be complete without some live entertainment! The Scarecrow Fest lineup includes performances by The Sonic Boomers, Underground Sound Jazz, and Paulie and the Poor Boys. Pink Fraud will round out the festival with a free concert in the park at 7:00 pm at the Phoenix Park Bandshell and feature a laser light show by Laser Fusion.  

Shop the Downtown

While you’re exploring Downtown Delavan, be sure to shop the craft and vendor market featuring over 50 unique crafters, artisans, home bakers, and small business owners. With products ranging from homegrown produce, handcrafted pottery, and uncommon finds, your new favorite treasures are sure to be found. Additionally, downtown businesses will be hosting sidewalk sales and Scarecrow Fest specials available for one day only!

Don’t miss Scarecrow Fest, Saturday, September 18th, 2021 10 am – 4 pm in beautiful downtown, Delavan, Wisconsin. Scarecrow Fest is sponsored by the Downtown Business Association, Delavan Historic Foundation, Visit Delavan, Connect Communities, and Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on Scarecrow Fest and other upcoming events, go to VisitDelavan.com or call (262) 728-600

Shop Till You Drop at Delavan’s Maxwell Street Days

Calling all discount divas, savvy shoppers, and deal dashers, Delavan’s Maxwell Street Days are back, Friday, August 6th and Saturday, August 7th! This is your chance to check out that cute little boutique you’ve been driving past for months, finally stop in to the antique stores, and grab a sweet treat from your favorite ice cream shop all at once while shopping the best sales of the season.

This year, Maxwell Street Days will not only feature incredible sidewalk sales from your favorite downtown businesses, but the historic brick street will be lined with over 15 local makers, crafters, vendors, and farmers selling unique treasures and delicious goodies galore. Participating vendors include:

  • Betty’s Sewn Gadgets – Handmade Crafts
  • Beulah Carpenter – Flaxseed Warmers and Honey
  • Charlotte Jones – Craft, Knitwear, and Unique Jewelry
  • Cheryl’s Crazy Bling – Paparazzi Jewelry
  • Color Street by Christy Torres – Color Street Nails
  • Currently Crafting – Handmade Scrubbies and Crocheted Items
  • Elma Morales Crafts – Handmade Baby Items
  • GiGi Beans Creations by Dana – Wreaths and Home Decor
  • Glow Getter Candles – Hand Poured Candles
  • Jam’n Crafts – Crocheted Toys
  • L’Bri Cosmetics – Aloe Based Skincare
  • Leah Egger – Face Painting
  • Lynn & Kathy Crafts – Tie Dye and Decorative Decor
  • PRP Wine International – In Home Wine Tasting
  • Sandra Patchak – Jewelry
  • Seeds of Hope – Plants and Florals
  • Tastefully Simple – Kitchen and Baking Goods
  • St. Andrew’s 8th Grade Class – Homemade Pies and Baked Goods
  • Victoria Walter – Hand Beadingwork
  • Windborne Farms – Beeswax Candles, Wraps, and Body Care
  • Jeff Gunzel & Joy Lou – Holiday Decor and Crafts

After working up an appetite after your browsing, grab a bite to eat from one of the many delicious downtown restaurants, arancini bites from Isola Eats, or authentic tacos from Taqueria La Estrella.

It’s all happening during Delavan’s Maxwell Street Days, Friday and Saturday August 6th and 7th. Will we see you there? Happy shopping!

For more Delavan Events and travel inspiration, head over to our website at VisitDelavan.com today!