2014 Harvest Home Parade & Scarecrow Contest to be Held September 20

 2014 Harvest Home Parade

"Out in the Field"
Scarecrows & Corn Stalks

This year's theme revolves around the harvest season and is dedicated to the generations of local farmers that have spent their lives in the fields. Dress your best and deck your floats in corn stalks, broom corn and get ready to kick off Hennepin’s first annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest!

This year there will be parade trophies for the best Golf Cart/ATV and for the best float that interprets “Out in the Field”. At the end of the parade there will also be a trophy for the Best Dinner Call so get your “Dinner's Ready” cry ready!

Parade is open to all businesses, groups, organizations, public, and politicians. Farm implements are welcome and encouraged to attend as are livestock walk-throughs or horse drawn/horseback entries. 

The parade starts at 11:00 AM, with staging at the Hennepin Pool starting at 10:00 AM.

2014 Harvest Home Scarecrow Contest

The best scarecrow will receive a $40 cash award for residential category and a trophy for business/organization category. Rules will be posted around town and on the Hennepin website. Judging will take place on Friday, Harvest Eve.

• All scarecrows are asked to be decorated appropriately and also be maintained.
• Please have them up on the week of Harvest Home and no later than Friday the 19th.
• If able to keep your scarecrows up through Halloween, please do, but once the scarecrows start to deteriorate we ask they are removed.
• Place scarecrows on the address side of your house in your yard so they are visible.
• Businesses and organizations are asked to theme decorate the scarecrows towards their purpose.

If you have any questions in regards to the parade or contests, please refer to posters at the Hennepin Food Mart, Hennepin Bank, Methodist Church, Country Stop, or here on the Hennepin website.

Email Matthew Dean with any questions or call (815) 303-3536. Thank you!