Scarecrow Daze a Big Success for Downtown Shelbyville Businesses
By: Kyle Norris (October 12)
The wind was howling, but the rain stayed away and Shelbyville businesses saw big numbers from Scarecrow Daze Saturday.
Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce Office Manager Vonda McConnell says she has talked to many business owners in town, and they’ve all told her they had great days with the Scarecrow Daze festival.
McConnell says the owners of Craig’s Sporting Goods, Simple Blessings, and My Little Bird among other businesses also told her they had great sales days on Saturday. She says although it’s tough to estimate how many people attended the free outdoor event. But from talking to others involved with the festival and from her estimation, she says this year’s event was very well attended.
McConnell says when you add both the people that came to Shelbyville and the dollars spent in town that day, the Chamber’s goal for Scarecrow Daze was achieved.
McConnell says it started to sprinkle in Shelbyville as the last vendors were packing up and calling it a day. She is thankful that the day went as well as it did even with the winds.
Wind Didn't Blow People Away From Coming to Shelbyville's Scarecrow Daze
By: Kyle Norris (October 9)
The rain stayed away for the most part for Shelbyville’s 21st annual Scarecrow Daze event over the weekend. The surprise in the weather made for a great day to be at the annual festival.
Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce Office Manager Vonda McConnell says vendors and patrons did have to deal with wind Saturday, but she knows it could have been a lot worse.
McConnell says the wind didn’t keep people away from coming to Scarecrow Daze in downtown Shelbyville.
Scarecrow Daze Kicks Off in Shelbyville Friday
By: Kyle Norris (October 5)
It’s one of the biggest weekends of the year for Shelbyville as the 21st annual Scarecrow Daze is Friday and Saturday.
Vonda McConnell is the Office Manager for the Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce. She says the action kicks off Friday night with food and music.
McConnell says Saturday is jam-packed with events as well.
There will also be musical performances throughout the day Saturday starting at 11 a.m. with the Silvertown Band at the Mini Park. You can listen to live coverage of the Scarecrow Daze Parade starting at 10 a.m. on New Country 98.3 WSVZ.
This year's theme is: "Song of the Scarecrow"
Please check back for updates, Times and events may change
Friday, October 6th
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Knights of Columbus and Shelby County Senior Center Fish Fry at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on North Route 128
5:00 - 8:00 pm Steak, chicken or ham loaf dinners at the American Legion at N. Morgan and 2nd St.
Saturday, October 7th
7 - 9 am Vendors set up on Main Street
9 am - 3 pm Art, Craft, and Food Vendors-Downtown
Scarecrow Daze Annual Parade. The parade will start at Forest Park, go down N. Morgan Street towards 1st street and end there. Grand Marshall is Bill Bly
11 am - 12 pm Registration for Tot Rod Tractor Pull, East side of Main Street School-back playground
11 am - 1 pm Silvertown Band @ the Mini Park
11 am - 2 pm Bob Niestradt's Cider Press @ the Mini Park
11 am - 3 pm FREE Hayrides
11 am - 3 pm Kids Area at Main Street School- games, inflatables, facepainting, and more. $10 bands include all the games and inflatables.
11 am - 3 pm "Make It and Take It" Scarecrows per scarecrow at Mini Park. Price $10
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Wizard of Oz Musical Show by Emily Amato Miller @ the Public Library on N Morgan
Noon Tod Rod Tractor Pull-sponsored by Sloan Implement & Barketr Implement at Main Street School
1 pm - 2 pm TBD
2 pm - 3 pm Joe and Emily Amato @ the Mini Park
3 pm Vendor tear down and clean up.
Town-Wide garage sales on Friday and Saturday
All Events and times are subject to change
For more info, call 217-774-2221
Volunteers Needed for Shelbyville Scarecrow Daze
By: Michael Pickett (September 5)
Shelbyville Scarecrow Daze is is right around the corner, and one thing that is always needed is more volunteers to help coordinate the event. Those who would like to volunteer can easily do so by contacting the Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce.
Vonda McConnell with the Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce says without volunteers, there's no way the event could take place.
Volunteering for the event is easy says McConnell, simply by contacting the Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce.
McConnell appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville Studios.