The Scarecrow Festival in Downtown Arvada

I have been super busy lately. As usual, I have many things going at once. I love being busy like this, but sometimes, I get backed up and get a bit overwhelmed. A couple of weeks ago, we got together with Julia and Bruce. I told you we dined at Lady Nomada’s Lunch at Lady Nomada’s, and I hinted about the Scarecrow Festival, but I never gave you any more details. And now, I will. Better late than never, right?!

The Scarecrow Festival was a fun outdoor marketplace for people to gather and to display their goods for sale. Ironically, though we walked all around, we did not really see much of the festival itself, although at the very end of the festival, there was a beautiful scarf that not only caught my eye, but also caught my credit card. The scarf was just meant to be. I really hadn’t even looked at any of the stalls, but they were closing up, and as I was walking by, the scarf just blew out to me and was calling my name. I just had to buy it.

We saw the pumpkins,

and the streets displaying their fun colors.

The street stoppers were crayons of different colors too.

We ventured out to the car show, where we saw a lot of really cool cars and people dressed up in fun costumes, while listening to the band.

This man completely matched his car, down to his “sleeves” of tattoos. He even had a little mini version of his car on top of his car.

This man was abducted by aliens.

I’ve heard of good witches and bad witches before, but this was my first encounter with the “cat witch”.

Even the electrical boxes and planters were dressed up.

One of our last stops was the Rheinlander German Bakery, where both Bruce and Larry had to stop for some delicious pastries. The Rheinlander has been in business since 1912.

The bakery was all dressed up for the occasion too.

We even visited the Arvada Flour Mill for a little history of Arvada. That will be a separate post though.

We had a great day, just meandering through the streets and taking it all in. It was a beautiful day to be outside and to celebrate it with good friends. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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