Festival of Scarecrows, Arvada Olde Town Square Saturday, October 10 | Details | Read more Not all scarecrows look alike at this annual festival, where the traditional pumpkin is swapped for a scarecrow as the basis for a decorative contest. But the orange gourd gets its due, as well. Purchase one from the patch and give it a one-of-a-kind look at the pumpkin-painting booth. While costumed tykes march in the parade, the entire family will enjoy perusing the vendors. More: Governor’s Residence Farmer’s Market | Howl-o-ween Fundraiser | Chatfield Corn Maze | Wicked | Halloween Dreams | Night of the Living Dead | Central City Creepy Crawl