Marietta’s HarvestFest takes place on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. It is FREE to attend.
Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This festival is several separate events all rolled into one. HarvestFest includes:
- Scarecrows in the Square
- Halloween Happenings kid’s festival
- Costume contest
- HarvestFest market
The HarvestFest Market
You’ll find exhibitors and local vendors showcasing and selling handmade crafts and goods.
Market hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scarecrows in the Square
The annual Scarecrows In The Square competition will be on display throughout the park during the festival. Wander through at your leisure and take plenty of pictures!
Awards will be given for scarecrows in several categories. In past years, scarecrow sponsors have handed out treats at their exhibition or have hosted other kids activities.
Children always seem enjoy this event.
Many City of Marietta vehicles will be on display for a up-close experience. Kids can explore firetrucks, police cars, tractors, tow trucks, and many more!
Touch-A-Truck takes place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Halloween Happenings (Kid’s Festival)
This portion of HarvestFest is planned to be a safe and fun Halloween event for kids 12 and younger.
Costumes are encouraged — and you’ll definitely want to have a treat bag for trick-or-treating.
Kids can participate in carnival games, bounce on inflatables, and take part in other activities.
Halloween Happenings takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Kids Costume Contest
The contest is for handmade costumes — not rented ones!
If you want to participate, you should arrive at the Glover Park Stage by 1:30 to receive a contestant number.
Contest categories are:
- Overall Grand Prize Winner
- 1 year olds
- 2 year olds
- 3 year olds
- 4 year olds
- 5 year olds
- 6 year olds
- 7 and 8 year olds
- 9 and 10 year olds
- 11 and 12 year olds
- Pet costumes
- Group costumes (minimum of 2 contestants of any age)
Except for the overall grand prize, all categories will hand out first, second, and third place prizes — so there are many opportunities to win.
The costume contest judging begins at 2 p.m.
Pet costume contest begins at 3 p.m.
The Grand Prize Winner will be announced directly after the pet contest.