St. Marys Hay Days

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As the days grow shorter, the leaves begin to turn the muted colors of red, gold, and orange and every lawn has great piles of endless falling leaves. The scent of burning foliage permeates the air and you can almost taste the spicy flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg on your tongue. Fall has once again come to St. Marys. We begin the celebration of the harvest season with our annual “Hay Days”. The fun filled family events will kick-off October 10th and continue through October 31st.

The amusement begins for kids of all ages with Build-A-Scarecrow. The first of the Hay Days events will take place at Orange Hall where a kit with everything you need to make the perfect Scarecrow will be available for $20. Just the right place for your unique Scarecrow will be selected downtown and there he or she will stand ready to welcome everyone downtown.

The quaint downtown district of St. Marys will be transformed into a beautiful fall display. Storefronts and historic homes emblazoned with pumpkins, scarecrows, hay bales and flowering potted mums will enhance the harvest season scene. Local businesses and organizations will be creating scarecrows to enhance the median of Osborne Street. Try to guess which Scarecrow goes with each business or group downtown along the Scarecrow Stroll on October 13th.

The annual festivities will continue by encouraging families to come to downtown in costume that evening to view the scarecrows, visit the merchants for special treats and participate in hay rides, movies and more all at no cost.

Hay Days is enjoyable for everyone, surely an event not to be missed. “In the South fall is slow to start.  Hay Days invites fall into our downtown with all the traditions of pumpkins, scarecrows and fall colors”, said Alyce Thornhill, Director of the St. Marys Downtown Development Authority.

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