Starting this weekend, people can make their own scarecrows at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.
Materials are provided by the organization, but families are encouraged to bring clothing or accessories to build their scarecrows. The scarecrow making will take place at SM&NC Sunday Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The fourth annual program allows families to make a scarecrow, one per family, to be exhibited and entered into a contest at the museum and nature center's Harvest Festival. Participants will be able to take their scarecrows home as well.
The Harvest Festival will take place Oct. 19 and 20 and will feature games, pumpkin carving, farm animal demonstrations, face-painting, storytelling, children's crafts, hayrides, apple cider demonstrations and more. The festival will also have several local food trucks on site.
SM&NC will also host an Oktoberfest. Attendees can enjoy seasonal Oktoberfest brews, dine on Oktoberfest favorites from Old Heidelberg and listen to live music from the Bavarian Boys. Each advance ticket purchase includes a commemorative SM&NC Oktoberfest pilsner glass. Advance tickets must be bought by midnight Oct. 17. Tickets in advance are: SM&NC Member: $60 | Non-Member: $75; at the door: SM&NC Member $70 | Non-Member $85. Oktoberfest will take place Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.