Meaford, Ontario, Canada: Bronze Scarecrow in Scarecrow Capital

A small bronze scarecrow is wired to a bronze cross, marking Meaford as the Scarecrow Capital of Ontario.

Address:
N. Sykes St., Meaford, ON, Canada
Directions:
Downtown, on the east side of Hwy 26/N. Sykes St., between Nelson and Collingwood Sts, and just between the flagpoles and the big apple information booth.
Admission:
Free
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Bronze Scarecrow in Scarecrow Capital

Meaford bills itself as the Scarecrow Capital of Ontario because of the abundance of farmland surrounding the city. Every October a Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival is celebrated for two days. The bronze scarecrow statue was unveiled during the 2009 festival. Named Schubird ("Shoo, bird") the three-foot-tall scarecrow was designed by local artist Gunter Neumann. Below Schubird is a plaque telling visitors to rub his right foot for good luck.

[signmanjoe, 06/15/2015]

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