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Bring the kids to Artpark’s Hay-Man Happening

By Kristy Kibler

Special to The News

Hands-on activities for kids are part of Artpark’s new, family-oriented fall festival, “Hay-Man Happening,” taking place from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Children can paint pumpkins and make masks, and families can add their creative touches to scarecrows placed around the park. Materials will be provided, and the scarecrows will remain on display for park visitors to enjoy during the fall season.

The day will be highlighted by a Scarecrow Fashion Show and Contest at 4 p.m., in which all are invited to show off their finest in scarecrow fashions and walk the “Hay Runway.” Judges will then select one first-place winner and two honorable mentions. 

Amy’s Truck and Lloyd Taco Truck will be on site from 4 to 7 p.m., and there also will be live music by HolKampany, and farmers market vendors selling cider, pies and jams.

“Hay-Man Happening” features free admission and free parking and will take place in the family area of Artpark’s Outdoor Amphitheater. Patrons may use either the South Fourth Street entrance (park in Lot C and walk up red brick road) or the Portage Road entrance (park in Lot B and walk down red brick road or large staircase).

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