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Scarecrows in Cherry Valley, Illinois

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.

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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.

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Citizens and visitors can meander down the cobblestone main street to view the scarecrows. Then, votes for the best scarecrow can be made at the library or other locations.


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