Alice Taylor, 4, of Port Orchard found her favorite scarecrow — a creation highlighted by a colorfully painted face mask, submitted in 2019 by Home Made Cafe in the scarecrow contest’s Business category. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News 2019)

Alice Taylor, 4, of Port Orchard found her favorite scarecrow — a creation highlighted by a colorfully painted face mask, submitted in 2019 by Home Made Cafe in the scarecrow contest’s Business category. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News 2019)

Scarecrows will be out on Bay Street this Halloween

Visitors can vote for their favorite at a downtown business

PORT ORCHARD — COVID-19 isn’t keeping Bay Street from celebrating the Halloween season — its business association is staging its fourth annual scarecrow contest this month.

Scarecrows sponsored by local community groups, businesses, families and individuals are being set up at the Port Orchard Market at 715 Bay St. in downtown Port Orchard. Entries can be brought to the location for showing through Nov. 3. Visitors can vote for their favorite scarecrow onsite or at area Port Orchard Bay Street Association businesses.

While POBSA won’t be holding an organized trick or treating activity downtown this year, businesses will be open on Saturday, Oct. 31. But the business organization will be holding a virtual costume contest. From Oct. 28 through Oct. 31, contestants can post their costume selfies — themselves, family members, kids, grandkids and even pets — on social media with the hashtag #boobashcostumecontest or tag @pobsa.

A panel of judges will pick their favorites and prizes will be awarded, said Coreen Haydock of POBSA.

More in News

.
EMS accounts for 71% of SKFR’s calls so far this year

That’s a 4.2% increase compared to the same period last year

.
COVID can’t stop Kitsap’s Day of Caring activities

Activities to take place on Friday, June 25

.
No salmon bake this year but buy a t-shirt

T-shirt sale to fund Friends operation

.
Weekly grab-and-go meal packs available this summer for youngsters

Selected SKSD school sites will provide meals on Wednesdays

.
Poulsbo breakwater OK’d but bidding delayed

The hearing examiner for the city of Poulsbo has approved the Port… Continue reading

.
Port Orchard Police say no arrests so far in anti-Asian hate incident

The investigation is continuing, Chief Matt Brown says

.
29 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap over the weekend

County now under “high level” of activity

Savannah Fuentes will perform Flamenco in Poulsbo June 22. Courtesy Photos
Flamenco performance set for Poulsbo

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest work, Flores de Verano… Continue reading

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson and Viking Brew Haus owner Eric Dietz held a ribbon-cutting over the weekend of June 4. (Courtesy Photo)
New Viking Brew Haus to offer more next door

Viking Brew, now Viking Brew Haus, has crossed the street and moved… Continue reading

Most Read