Granville returns with its 10th annual Scarecrow Walk Festival, with plans to make this year’s even bigger and better than ever.
Historic Granville President Randall Clemons said the festival running through the end of the month is set to be the biggest in the state.
“We have over 500,” Clemmons said. “And it also is the largest because we have the most unique scarecrows. Ours are not just traditional scarecrows, you might go somewhere and see just the bought scarecrows. We have some of those, but we also have hundreds of handmade scarecrows of all types, made of kinds of structures.”
Clemmons said visitors can expect to see hand-painted scarecrows, those that have real faces and bodies, and street scenes painted to reflect the Mayberry town. He said that one Granville resident has used her artistry to help aid the festival. He said she’s made more than 100 scarecrows and wooden cutouts of characters to decorate the downtown area.
Clemmons said this year’s theme is “Colors of Fall,” and will feature 10 different scenes from the Andy Griffith shows. He said for just $7, visitors will have access to the scarecrows, the Andry Griffith scenes, and the town’s museums.
“We just continue to make it bigger each year,” Clemmons said. “And add new things, change things, a different theme each year. We just continue to grow it.”
You can access the Scarecrow Walk Festival Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.