While we may have been limited in activities for the last several months, both the Acworth and Kennesaw Parks and Recreation Departments are making sure we will enjoy the fall and all the festivities surrounding Halloween.

City of Kennesaw to Host Inaugural “Scarecrows on Main”

The City of Kennesaw invites area residents, families, neighborhoods, non-profit, civic and faith-based organizations, local businesses, schools, local sports teams, athletic clubs, etc. to design and create a scarecrow to display on Main Street for the inaugural “Scarecrows on Main” event. Participation in this event is free!
The application & information packets can be found on the City’s website at The deadline for applications is September 21, 2020. Applications may be returned to Rebecca Graham, Communication & Engagement Manager, at or by mail, 2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave., Kennesaw, GA 30144.

The City of Kennesaw will upload images of each scarecrow to their Facebook page at, where the community will be invited to cast their vote for their favorite scarecrows. The top three scarecrows will be awarded a “People’s Choice” award, and the scarecrow with the most votes will receive bragging rights, as well as a $100 prize. Second place will receive a $50 prize, and third place will receive a $25 prize.

Acworth’s Scarecrow Parade

All classes pre-school through 12th grade, businesses, non-profits, and Acworth residents are invited to participate in the 10th annual Scarecrow Parade. This fall tradition is the perfect way for schools, businesses, and other organizations to promote their business, celebrate their school spirit, or just show off their creativity. Scarecrows will begin parading throughout historic downtown Acworth on Monday, October 5and continue to be on display until Friday, November 6. The fee to participate for Acworth businesses, organizations, residents, and all non-profits is $10. The fee for entries outside of Acworth is $20. The theme for this year’s Scarecrow Parade is TOTALLY 80S! Applications must be submitted by Monday, September 21. Contact Jessy Patterson at for more information.


Hmm, not all of our readers may be well versed in making a scarecrow – never fear, when in doubt go to the internet. While the above pictured scarecrow is obviously a farmer, once you have the basics, use your creative minds and create a police office, a nurse, a teacher, – what ever your heart desires. Visit for basic instructions and then decorate as you wish. Remember it’s for Halloween, so even a ghost or a goblin would be appropriate.


NOW- SEPT REGISTER FOR ACWORTH’S Logan Farm Pumpkin Patch Help Acworth celebrate the fall season by decorating your very own wooden pumpkin to be displayed at Logan Farm Park! We supply the pumpkin; you supply the creativity! Use paint, collage, mosaic, or more to create a unique masterpiece to participate in this fall art contest. Pumpkins will be on display October 6 – November 1. Once all eligible pumpkins are on display, a team of judges will review all entries to award prizes in the following categories: Best Overall; Most Creative; Spookiest; Silliest; Mayor’s ChoiceIt’s only $10 to participate! Due to limited availability, please limit pumpkins to one per household/business. To reserve your pumpkin, please contact Jessy Patterson at Applications are due by September 21.

NOW- OCT 2 – REGISTER FOR KENNESAW’S TAKE AND PAINT PUMPKINS. Show us your artistic creativity and your love for Halloween with our Take and Paint Pumpkins! We’ll provide the supplies, and you pick them up and paint at home. Supplies will include one small pumpkin, paint brushes, and five paint colors, including a glow in the dark paint! Please register by October 2 to reserve your pumpkin. We will have curbside pickups of pumpkins and paint October 5-7. If you would like to participate in the painted pumpkin contest, please email pictures by October 11. There will be prizes! The winners will be announced October 16. Don’t wait, register for your pumpkin today! Register at:

Stay tuned, we hear more activities are planned!