Monday, September 27, 2010


‘Crows & Scarecrows – Unite!’ at Church Street Festival

Everyone is invited to the super-silliest event celebrating the harvest and creativity of Waldo County, the 31st Annual Church Street Festival and zaniest MythWeavers Parade on Saturday, October 2, from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m., at Church and Spring Streets right here in Belfast.
“Crows & Scarecrows – Unite!” captures the essential conflict under intense scrutiny, beginning with the MythWeavers Parade, explains Mary Weaver.
“Crows have a primal desire to eat the corn.  Scarecrows are created to bear the responsibility of guarding the corn.  They are at fundamental odds,” Weaver wanders.  “Scarecrows are stationary and solid stick.  But crows can fly!”
Anyone may choose their costume and character, then march in the MythWeavers Parade.  Crows and scarecrows and other creatures – including longtime favorites Bela the Big Pink Elephant and Babe the Little Blue Elephant, along with Fritz the Lyin’ King – are most welcome to gather at 49 High Street at 10:00 a.m. where the parade begins.
MythWeavers Parade begins at 11 a.m. as the crows and scarecrows flabbergast each other on the way up to Church Street.  Parade watchers are also welcome yet warned not to provoke further conflict among paraders.
Then at 12:30 p.m. on Church Street, a MythWeavers Theater Performance will be challenged to seek peace and resolve the definitive differences between crows and scarecrows so that all may unite in community and harmony.
Meanwhile the Church Street Festival will host fun and games, contests, live music and performances, and various vendors and organizations.  The Belfast Bay Fiddlers will entertain on Church Street beginning at 10:30 a.m.
For those who crow, there will be a Crow Caw Contest with prizes and open to those of any age.  Another contest will feature Scare-downs for Scarecrows.  Plus the “Win-A-Cake Walk” (to win a cake from Molly’s Kitchen), the Bounce House, face painting and creating the colorful chalk mandala on Church Street itself will return to the festival’s festivities.
Anyone may submit a limerick or a sonnet on the theme of Crows & Scarecrows, and the best in each category will win a special prize.  For more information, contact Jacob at or Mary at
There will also be a Pink Elephant Sale where anyone may choose to offer (or purchase) unique items for sale.
Custom costume photos will also be provided by Light in the Forest Photography (next to The Playhouse).
“There will be lots of things to see and do and fun for everyone,” promises Mary Weaver.  “We can only hope that crows and scarecrows will somehow learn to get along together after squawking at each other like crazy.”
For more information, contact Mary Weaver, 338-5777,  “Come and join the parade!” she urges.  “Crows and scarecrows: Don’t fight!  Unite!”

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