Cherry Valley. A village covering just under 4 square miles containing approximately 3,000 people. It lies just outside the Rockford, Illinois city limits. This is where I wandered this weekend. I love small town and village festivals and notable events.
But it wasn’t to walk around the lake at Bauman Park or watch a softball game at the diamonds.
October in Cherry Valley brings out scarecrows.
I stumbled across this last year, the first year. It’s a contest they call “Crow about Cherry Valley.” The scarecrows go went up this year on September 26. Most are adopted by local businesses.