PHOTOS: Scarecrow Fest offers festive fun


Ryan O’Connell and Rachel Wysocki begin setting up scarecrows on Friday afternoon despite the rain.

Ryan O’Connell and Rachel Wysocki begin setting up scarecrows on Friday afternoon despite the rain.


One creator crafted a seesaw for the scarecrows.


This scarecrow is attempting to climb bean vines.


This scarecrow was designed to spin in the wind.


This smiley scarecrow’s skirt was made out of an umbrella.


Running in place isn’t as easy when it’s on a barrel.


A boxing donkey waits out the rain before being moved outside.


Ryan O’Connell and Rachel Wysocki begin setting up scarecrows on Friday afternoon despite the rain.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_Scarecrow11.jpgRyan O’Connell and Rachel Wysocki begin setting up scarecrows on Friday afternoon despite the rain.

One creator crafted a seesaw for the scarecrows.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_Scarecrow31.jpgOne creator crafted a seesaw for the scarecrows.

This scarecrow is attempting to climb bean vines.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_Scarecrow41.jpgThis scarecrow is attempting to climb bean vines.

This scarecrow was designed to spin in the wind.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_ScareCrow71.jpgThis scarecrow was designed to spin in the wind.

This smiley scarecrow’s skirt was made out of an umbrella.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_Scarecrow21.jpgThis smiley scarecrow’s skirt was made out of an umbrella.

Running in place isn’t as easy when it’s on a barrel.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_Scarecrow51.jpgRunning in place isn’t as easy when it’s on a barrel.

A boxing donkey waits out the rain before being moved outside.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/10/web1_Scarecrow61.jpgA boxing donkey waits out the rain before being moved outside.

Photos by Kelsey Leyva | Oberlin News-Tribune

Scarecrows filled the East Oberlin Nursery this past weekend for the annual Scarecrow Fest. The event was open to all who wished to walk the meandering garden path, but those who wanted a ballot had to take a food item for donation to the Oberlin Community Services food pantry. Donating visitors were able to vote for the most original scare crow in six categories. Many of the scarecrows were up for sale in a silent auction. The funds from the auction were donated to a local non-profit charity of the creator’s choice.