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Scarecrows to pop up again in Steveston

Janice Sieg of Pierside Deli helped create
Janice Sieg of Pierside Deli helped create 'Freddy the Fisherman' for last year's Steveston Scarecrow Crawl.
— image credit: Jennifer Gauthier file photo

The second annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl kicks off Saturday and runs through to Oct. 31.

Organized by the Steveston Merchants Association, over 60 merchants will create and display scarecrows, which will stand outside businesses during opening hours—or will be displayed in store windows.

The association introduced the crawl last year with the aim of attracting people to the village in the fall. The event was a success and merchants decided to make it an annual event.

Cleverly-themed scarecrows often reflect the personality of participating businesses. From the traditional to the whimsical, and even the nautical, will be represented.

Visitors who go on a crawl are welcome to stop and pose with scarecrows and check out local businesses while they are in Steveston.

At the midpoint of the crawl—Saturday, Oct. 15—the Steveston Scarecrow Hayday takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fisherman’s Park, next to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Activities include pumpkin rolling, sack races and a pie-eating contest for kids.

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