The 12th annual Phelps Scarecrow Fest is set for this Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the shores of North Twin Lake in downtown Phelps.  

Many events will be held throughout the day in conjunction with Scarecrow Fest, including a French fur-trading re-enactment, craft vendors, pumpkin chuckin', a quilt/fine arts show, children’s activities, music and a variety of raffles.  

Entertaining on stage will be DJ Marc Ralston from 10 a.m. to noon, Andrew Lux on the piano from noon to 3 p.m., and Forrest Pike from 3 to 5 p.m.

Other activities will include homemade wine tasting from noon to 4 p.m., a children’s story hour and kids’ bingo from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and the announcement of prize winners at 5 p.m.  

There will be raffle basket drawings at the Phelps Women’s Club tent at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 50/50 raffle drawings will be held hourly.  

Food and drinks will be available to purchase.  

Scarecrow Fest will feature free parking and free admission, with on-street parking augmented by lot parking at St. Mary's Catholic Church  and the Eleanor Ellis Public Library. Handicap parking will be available behind the Phelps Historical Museum on Highway E.  

A?hay wagon and golf carts will be available at no charge for shuttle rides to and from the parking lots.   

For more information about Scarecrow Fest, visit, follow Scarecrow Fest on Facebook, or call (715) 545-3002.  

All Scarecrow Fest proceeds go to support Phelps community projects and local scholarships.