Frequently asked questions about Scarecrow

Q. What time does the Festival start and what about parking?

A. The date is Sunday October 6th and it’s from 12-4 pm at Lions Park on Gray Rd.  There is street parking on Gray Rd, Pemberton, Rutland Rd S, Dougall Rd & Valleyview Rd. 

Q. Is the scarecrow event suitable for disabled people?

A. We will have some parking at Lions Park with handicapped parking signs. 

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A. We have a lot going on so please leave your pets at home.  We are also a NON SMOKING or VAPING EVENT.

Q. How many scarecrows are available to be built?

A. We have just over 125 scarecrows available to be built that day.  If you want to “premake” your scarecrow, call us to register, 250.451.9861.  *Please note there are only 25 premade scarecrow spots available. 

Q. Can we bring our own clothes and props to build our scarecrow and can we take it home afterwards?

 A. Yes!!  We encourage that and we would love you to take your scarecrows home, it would look great on your front porch or yard for Halloween!

Q. What are the categories for the Scarecrow Competition?

A. Premade:  Most Original & Best represents your business and or organization

Onsite: Most Original & Best represents your business and or organization and made by a family or group.

People’s Choice: the community will also get a chance to pick their favourite!

Q. What do the winners receive and when will they be announced?

A. Save on Foods has donated gift cards for this year’s winners, plus each winner will receive a certificate.

Q. What other things are there at Scarecrow:

A. We have lots to entertain your entire family: inflatables thanks to the City of Kelowna & Get Hoppy Party Rentals,  interactive games and sports thanks to the City of Kelowna's Active Living and Culture team, craft stations, face painting & crazy hair thanks to MC College. The Kelowna Chiefs will be on site to scrimmage with and the KDSC will have their cars on site to your kids can test their driving skills and learn about safety. 

Q. Will there be entertainment?

A. Yes of course there will be entertainment!  This year the entertainment will be roaming throughout the park, so you can enjoy them all while you’re with your kids at the many stations we have set up. Here is who we have coming to perform for you.  We will have Johnny V, Adam Tishenko, Kiki the Stilt Walker & Megan Freedman.

Q. Will there be vendors, foodies or community groups on site?

A. The festival is all about community and we will have over 25 vendors/community groups on site and 6 foodies for you to enjoy. Our foodies include:  That Donut Guy, Dosa Crepe, Wicked Peach, Kelly O's and who doesn't love Cathy with the Scooters Ice Cream Truck!  We will also have an ATM on site just in case you need more money.

Q. How does the Uptown Rutland Business Association make this happen?

A. We are very fortunate to have so many sponsors, volunteers and community partners who help us make it all happen.  All we ask of you is please support their businesses, so they can continue to support events such as this. 

  • 1 800 Got Junk
  • Argus Properties Ltd - Willow Park Shopping Centre
  • Aubin & Associates
  • Bell Media - EZ Rock, Sun FM & 1150 Am 
  • Capital News
  • City of Kelowna
  • Dignity Memorial – Valleyview Funeral Home
  • Don 0 Ray Farms
  • Fortis BC
  • Hollywood Station
  • Interior Savings
  • Kelowna Chiefs
  • Kelowna Gospel Mission
  • Kelowna Hostesses
  • KelownaNow
  • Kon Kast
  • Lil Bloomers Daycare
  • Mara Lumber
  • McDonalds
  • MCC Thrift Store
  • Melcor Group – Blue Sky at  Black Mountain
  • Plaza 33
  • Power Vac Professional Duct Cleaning
  • Rotaract
  • Rutland Thrift Store
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store
  • Save On Foods
  • SD23 - student volunteers
  • Studio 9 School of Art
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • SunRype
  • TELUS Community Ambassadors
  • Value Village
  • Welcome Home Team - Century 21

Q. Did we forget something? 

A. If there is anything else you need an answer for please email or call us URBA

Email:  [email protected] or 250.451.9861