Here’s a fun event for you!
The 10th annual Scarecrows in the Park competition is expected to draw more than 50,000 attendees as part of the Lakes Park Fall Festival, planned for October 11 – 27, 2019 at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers.
Local businesses, community members, organizations, schools and youth groups such as Scouts and 4-H join the competition fun by fashioning custom-made scarecrows to be displayed at Lakes Park during the festival. Prizes are awarded in multiple categories by a celebrity judge team and Fall Festival attendees vote for their favorites in the People’s Choice competition.
Proceeds will benefit park-enhancing projects and programs funded and managed by the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation.
“The Fall Festival and Scarecrows in the Park have evolved into the ultimate kickoff to ‘season’ here in Lee County,” said Foundation Vice President and fundraising chair Tara Molloy. “This is our 10th anniversary for Scarecrows in the Park – it should be the biggest yet!”
Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers, less than a half-hour drive from Ocean’s Reach.