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Entries needed for Homecoming/Scarecrow Festival Parade

August 15, 2018

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

UMFK student club in the 2017 parade held during HomecomingThe University of Maine at Fort Kent and the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce 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 22, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The parade line-up will be at the Fort Kent Courthouse from 10 to 10:45 a.m.  At 11 a.m. the parade will wind its way down Market, East Main, West Main, and end up on Pleasant Street, at the UMFK President’s residence (Acadia House).

The parade is among the most popular events of the annual UMFK Homecoming Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23 and the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Festival held from Friday, September 21 through Saturday, September 22.

Plaques will be awarded in several categories, including the most creative, best musical, best non-profit, best business entry, judges’ choice, best “Scarecrows Olympics” theme entry, and to include a best UMFK entry.

Parade entry forms are also available at the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce office or by calling the office at (207) 834-5354. Deadline to sign up is Friday, September 14th.

For more information on the parade, please contact UMFK Alumni Affairs Office at (207) 834-7557 or by e-mail: