Boone County Harvest Fest 2014
Belvidere, IL
Saturday, October 4 th

Details and Forms

Thank you for your interest in the Boone County HarvestFest!

We are asking for submissions in the following areas...

Scarecrow Contest open to the public:
Entries in this category are free to all individuals, families, clubs or businesses who wish to enter the contest. Entries will be judged together, with three place winners. There will also be a People's Choice Award the day of the event, voted on by the public. Submissions in this category may be mechanical and non-mechanical, but if you require outside power, please indicate this on your entry form. Electrical power will be supplied on a first-come first-served basis, and you must supply your own extension cord.

Any theme may be used, but the Committee reserves the right to remove any entries not deemed tasteful or appropriate as per the terms of the Scarecrow Contest Rules. Entries will be assigned an Identification Number and provided a badge to display on your entry. All Scarecrow Contest entrants must register at the Scarecrow Registration table the morning of the event. Any scarecrow displays that have not been registered and are not displaying their Identification Badge will not be judged for the contest.

Judging will be based upon creativity, materials used, and solid construction (they must be able to stand up to some weather, being scarecrows, after all!). Winners of all four prizes in this category, First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and People's Choice, will be announced at the Baltic Mill Stage. The entry form is available here, please complete and submit to the location indicated on the form.

Group/Commercial Scarecrow Contest:
The entry form for this category is available here, and can be submitted, along with the entry fee of $25 for a 4'x4' display area. If a larger area is required, there is an 8'x8' space available for an additional $10 fee. Please contact the Park District offices as soon as possible, so that we can promote your entry on our Facebook page and Twitter, so that others in the community will know where to go and vote for your entry!

The annual winner of the Boone County Harvest Fest Group/Commercial division is based solely upon dollars raised for the path and may display the amazing Traveling Trophy at the place of business, club or organization until next years festival. 

Entries in this category will be not be judged.   

GIANT Pumpkin and Sunflower Contest:
An early entry deadline is set for June 1, 2013 for this year's green thumb entrants! Bring your biggest, heaviest, widest fruit and flower and following the published rules attached, you can win a prize! The entry form is available here, please complete and submit to the location indicated on the form. 

We are now accepting 2013 Applications for vendors. Spaces are available for a fee of $35, are available 12'x12' and need to be equipped by the vendor to shelter your items in case of inclement weather. Our event is rain or shine! If power is required for your space to operate, please indicate so in your entry submission. Power is available but limited to first-come-first-served on entries. Submit entry form and vendor agreement as soon as possible to reserve your space.

Volunteer Application:
We would LOVE to have you volunteer at any of the events during the HarvestFest. Please use this Volunteer Application or call us to spend an hour or a day in the park with us!

Buzzard Eggs in the Straw:
Here are the rules for a fun, exciting and prize filled children's activity!

Interested in Being a Sponsor?
Click here to download sponsor opportunities!

IMPORTANT: Spaces will be assigned before the day of the event, so vendors must check in at the vendor check-in booth to get their space number and instructions on setup and breakdown for the day of the event. Vehicles will have access to the vendor areas before the event opens, but once the event opens vehicles must be moved to the assigned parking areas nearby. If you need assistance with one of our carts or gators getting items to your space contact us as soon as possible! 

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