Scarecrows & Pumpkins

What would Fall be without the creative traditions kids love! At Fall for Fairfax KidsFest, be sure to visit each of these seasonal favorites!

Scarecrow Making has never been easier. We provide all of the supplies, clothing and stuffing, and even provide directions and volunteer assistance. Great fun for the whole family, scarecrows are fantastic fun for families and teams of friends. Cost to participate is $5 for all of the supplies, but if you bring your own scarecrow clothing, the price is only $3.


Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins! Fall for Fairfax KidsFest has the largest festival Pumpkin Painting Patch in Fairfax County with more than 800 pumpkins available to decorate. Provided supplies include pumpkins, paint, markers and stickers. Cost is $3 per pumpkin.


Just as we sometimes have days where we can’t find the right clothes to wear, scarecrows sometimes come up with clothing shortages, too! The Festival provides hundreds of pairs of pants and long-sleeved shirts (or sweatshirts) for our scarecrows, but are currently still in need of both types of items.

Please help our scarecrows by cleaning out your closet of clothing that you want to donate to our organization. Receipts will be provided for tax purposes. Please bring clothing directly to the Scarecrow Program Area or our Information Tent while you’re at the Festival.

Our Scarecrows thank you for your support!