Bourbonnais Scarecrow Festival is a Howling Hit

Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties 450.004175

     The annual Bourbonnais Township Scarecrow festival is always a huge success. 

     Starting the first week of October, local businesses, charities or individuals can enter the contest for a chance to win prizes and promote their businesses or group. 

     The contest winners are determined by the appointed judges and also by the coveted peoples choice voters. The transformation from a simple plastic fence on Kennedy Drive into a 2 block display of Halloween fall displays and scarecrows is almost overnight. Lots of hard work and creative designs are displayed that must have taken weeks to work on just to be ready for the big set up. Take a nice walk with your family past all the entries and cast your votes for your favorite. You can even pose in some of the displays for pictures. It's a great event for the whole family.

     Perry Farm in Bradley Illinois is on the national registry and was a working farm until the last surviving Perry family member died in 1960. The farm was donated to the State of Illinois then in the 1980's, it was given to the Bourbonnais Park district. The Perry family will declared that the farm and property can never be used for anything other than a free public park property.

     The Perry Farm park also hosts a live action Legend of Spooky Hollow production every year, with a whole cast of local actors and actresses playing the parts of 1800 period townfolk. Not too many things scarier than a headless horseman racing after you down a dark path in the night.

May be an image of 2 people, outdoors and text that says 'CABRAO the seaser 3 ple's Choice Consignment'

May be an image of 4 people, people standing and outdoors

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Comments (8)

Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp
SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Kankakee county has several great events for fall, this one is a real local favorite.

Oct 28, 2021 12:38 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector a few of the downtowns around here do this, and it is a lot of fun to both participate in and see.

Oct 28, 2021 12:41 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Scott Carson the Bourbonnais Scarecrow Festival is a fun howling event to attend.

Oct 28, 2021 02:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Scott- what a wonderful way to involve the community and celebrate Halloween!!

Oct 28, 2021 06:25 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - I like the history of the Perry Farm festival you shared along with the local business aspect of the event.  

Oct 29, 2021 03:43 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp

Michael, I'm one of the Perry Farm living history tour guides. That happens in May when there's not a pandemic in the world. Hoping we do it again in 2022.

Oct 31, 2021 06:22 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It sounds like a very fun time and a  great way to involve the community with Fan voting for best display

Oct 29, 2021 06:21 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Clever idea for a fall festival !

Oct 30, 2021 07:04 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

It's great the land was donated to the state so everyone could enjoy.

Oct 31, 2021 09:29 AM