Anyone looking for a different fall activity where the whole family can get involved can head north to Williams for a unique event.
Scarecrows are on display all across the town, but they aren't just for looks. The scarecrows are all part of a contest, and you can help pick the winner.
It's all part of the Alpine Harvest Festival in Williams. One business will win a trophy for best scarecrow and bragging rights for a year.
Eighteen scarecrows, from "Scary Potter" to "Scare Clown," are set up on street corners across the town. At the nearby drive-through wildlife park, Bearizona, visitors will find the "Bearcrow."
"I just noticed he has fangs. It's a vampire bear. And he's got some little crows over here ... and it looks like he's just growing out of this pumpkin," said Gioia Goodrum, the president of the Williams Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce.
Anyone who wants to judge the scary contenders can pick up a form at participating businesses and at the Williams Visitors Center, 113 S. First St.
Visitors that judge at least five scarecrows will be entered in the grand prize giveaway. A name will be drawn on Oct. 29 to win a city of Williams fall basket.
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