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Enrollment & Advancement Center • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

Entries needed for Homecoming/Scarecrow Festival Parade

August 8, 2013

Note: this is an archived news release. As such, the information provided may no longer apply.


The University of Maine at Fort Kent is looking for area businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in placing an entry in the homecoming/scarecrow parade that will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11 a.m.

The parade line-up will be at the Fort Kent Courthouse from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. At 11 a.m. the parade will wind its way down Market, East Main, and end up on Pleasant Street.

The parade is among the most popular events of the annual UMFK Homecoming and the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Festival held from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15.

Plaques will be awarded in several categories, including the most creative, best musical, best non-profit, best business entry, judges' choice, best vintage vehicle, and best logging entry. The parade will have its customary “scarecrow” theme, and new this year, it will include a “Northern Maine's logging heritage” theme.

Parade entry forms are available through the UMFK Alumni Affairs office or the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce office.

For more information or to have an entry form sent, please contact UMFK at (207) 834-7557 or by e-mail: