Over 50 entries were registered as of Wednesday for the annual Stevensville Scarecrow Festival that starts Friday, October 4. Lorraine Roach, Stevensville Main Street Association Executive Director, said the number of scarecrows is a new record for the lineup along the walking path on the road between Stevensville and US 93. That area will have imaginative displays of scarecrows (both scary and funny) by families, non-profit organizations, individuals and some businesses. The business entries continue on Stevensville's Main Street, decorating store fronts. A special display of kids' entries will be at the lawn of the Stevi Hotel. There will also be "living statues" on Main Street Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., the first day of the festival. You're invited to vote on your favorites. The entries will be on display for a week.

The second day of the event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and includes a Festival Brewfest from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Main Street, with Oktoberfest music and a performance of Mudslide Charley. The $30 entry includes a collectable Scarecrow Brewfest glass. Sponsors this year include Burnt Fork Market, Western Building Centers, First Security Bank and the Stevensville Main Street Association, where you can pre-register or get more information at 777-3773.

Farmin' Miranda scarecrow from last year's Festival. (Steve Fullerton, Townsquare Media)