Deck out your scarecrow for SpookFest

PORT ORCHARD — Do you have just the right scarecrow look in mind for Halloween?

The Port Orchard Bay Street Association invites you to take part in its Halloween SpookFest Scarecrow Contest from Oct. 14-28. Scarecrows will be on display at the Port Orchard Public Market and will be judged in four categories: traditional (dressed in old clothes as would be displayed in a cornfield); open (humorous, scary or creative); youth (open to children under 14, adult assistance is allowed, but the scarecrow should be the youth’s creation), and business/nonprofit (open category, 11×17-inch advertising is allowed as part of the display).

There is a $5 entry fee per category, or $10 for businesses and nonprofits.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, downtown Port Orchard will be a happy hunting ground for trick or treaters. A kids costume parade and contest will take place, as will judging for the scarecrow decorating contest. A “haunted library,” “haunted cinema” and “zombie pub crawl” also are to be highlighted, POBSA sponsors said.

For more information, check POBSA’s Facebook page or its website at