The Great Akron Scarecrow Festival will be back for its 21st annual event Saturday, Sept. 18. The family-friendly tradition will feature a scarecrow decorating contest, homemade food and baked goods, kids’ games and activities, a petting zoo and dozens of craft vendors. All activities, food stands and vendors will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit or email Visit them on Facebook at “Great Akron Scarecrow Festival” to learn more about the event and to enter weekly giveaways and contests ahead of the festival.