Over 100 scarecrows take over Hamilton community for popular Halloween walk
Published October 13, 2023 at 12:48 pm
If you walk around Hamilton’s Waterdown community, you may spot scarecrows you’ve never seen before. There’s a mint scarecrow unicorn, a plumber scarecrow with its baseball cap and blue uniform, an astronaut unicorn with Baby Yoda perched on its shoulder, a scarecrow holding a Psychology for Dummies book and even a “Barbie Scissorhands” scarecrow with a 1980s look.
Waterdown Business Improvement Area’s seventh annual Scarecrow Walk is well underway, running until Oct. 31. During this popular fall walk, local businesses and organizations decorated more than 100 scarecrows around the village, “which are sure to inspire, delight and sometimes even scare you,” it wrote on its website.
People have until Halloween to spot them, look for scavenger hunt clues and vote for their favourite scarecrows if they want to enter to win more than $1,000 in shopping sprees and prizes. People can enter to win the prizes through an online or print ballot.
By decorating your own scarecrow at home, you’ll have a chance to win a bonus $100 shopping spree prize, or gift cards from a Waterdown business of your choice. Post your photos or send them by DM to @waterdownvillage on Instagram.
A treat and pet walk will also take place on Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., allowing people to find scarecrows and scour the community for treats for their animal companions.
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