This year’s Scarecrow Festival has been cancelled, but Milton residents and businesses are still being encouraged to put their creations out on show.
Milton vet Carrie Tay has been making scarecrows for many years and she would like to see the community tradition continue.
She is hoping people will still get creative and put their scarecrows out on display even though the festival will not go ahead.
“There’s no reason why people can’t keep the spirit of the festival alive by putting scarecrows outside their businesses or homes,” she said.
“It’s great for the town and adds interest for visitors who come to Milton over the long weekend.”
While there will be no festival theme or prizes, she would like to see the village filled with colourful characters.
The Milton Promotions Committee has shelved this year’s event and has plans to revive the festival in 2017.
MPC member David Johnson said it would be great if people still made their scarecrows just to add vibrancy and fun to the town.
The Milton Village Markets will still go ahead and David said people were welcome to wander the streets dressed as scarecrows or decorate their shop fronts.
Carrie and her family will be making an animal-themed scarecrow to be displayed outside the Milton Village Vet clinic on the Princes Highway.
“It’s become a tradition in town and it would be a shame for that to end,.
“Let’s keep the spirit of the scarecrow festival alive,” she added.
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