Scarecrows, Creek Indian and local history in Chipley Sept. 22

August 26, 2018

Celebrate the fall season with the Chipley Garden Club and Washington County Historical Society as they host the 7th Annual Scarecrow Building Contest and History Festival along with Creek Indian and local history exhibits. The event will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The festival will be held on the lawn at the Washington County Historical Society in downtown Chipley from 10 – 5 pm. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. offering new Creek Indian displays and Native American cultural skill demonstrations.

Beginning in August, the Garden Club’s collection of scarecrows will begin appearing around town and by September 22nd the stage will be set for the annual family-friendly festival. The festival’s main event is the scarecrow building contest showcasing life-size scarecrows constructed by locals. This year even more categories have been added to the line-up with winners receiving cash prizes and/or ribbons or certificates.

In addition to the scarecrow contest, Washington County Historical Society’s History Museum, which houses a wonderful collection of historical items and the AmTrak Train Museum which houses train memorabilia as well as a Creek Indian display will be open all day. The Washington County Market, featuring local crafters and vendors offering a variety of items will be a hit again this year. Visitors will also enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, photo ops, and free crafts for the kids. The Farmer’s Market will also be open during the festival.

The public is encouraged to “get on the train” and participate by creating scarecrows to enter in the contest and by visiting our local museums.