More than 80 scarecrows will be lining Main Street and decorating yards on Saturday for the 8th annual festival put on by the Andover Coalition for Education, in partnership with Andona.
There will be a Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt starting Saturday that will run through Oct. 31. The Andover Bookstore is teaming up with ACE to distribute scavenger hunt forms and prizes for participants.
Andona is bringing boo kits and food trucks to the Park on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.
Boo kits come with two "boo bags" containing candy, small toys, one battery powered light for Halloween and a "We've Been Booed" sign.
“ACE is thrilled to host our 8th annual Scarecrow Festival to help raise funds supporting educational initiatives in our schools," said ACE President Lenore Price. "This wonderful Andover community event continues to grow every year. We are grateful to have so many sponsors and community groups participate with us once again to celebrate our schools and bring festive fall excitement to downtown Andover.”
Price said that thanks to Scarecrow Festival sponsors, they have already raised more than $16,000 for the schools this year.
The theme for the 2020 festival is centered around “Our Community.”
ACE is encouraging participants to create a scarecrow that represents what the Andover community means to them.
With more than 80 scarecrows, this will be one of the largest scarecrow festivals.
Individual scarecrow kits are $30. Nonprofits and other community groups can purchase a scarecrow to display on Main Street for $50.