Youth Farm: Scarecrows and Other Fall Festivities

The Party. Last week the Youth Farm threw our 2nd annual Fall Fest. It’s a party thrown exclusively for the Youth Farm’s big old crew, aka all the Youth Homes’ 50 some kids.  At the festival we had all the beloved fall favorites like bobbing for apples (on a string), face painting, sack races, catapulting (yes, I said catapulting), squash smashing, a potluck, cider pressing (thanks Great Bear Foundation for delivering some of your apple gleanings), and pumpkins. My most favorite part of the day, however, was the scarecrow making contest where everyone left a winner. The Youth Farm Fall Fest is a chance for all the kids to get together, have a blast, and most importantly celebrate all the work they have accomplished in the growing season.  It is a casual event where teens and young ones alike mingle, play silly games, eat great food, take a pumpkin home and create fantastic farm art (that’s the scarecrow, of course).
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I will leave you with some photos and keep my words to a minimum.

Thanks to all the Youth Homes kids and staff for a great 3rd season at the Youth Farm!