September 7, 2016 |

The creatively-minded can now go where no person has gone before when it comes to decorating scarecrows with registration now open for the 2016 Fulshear Scarecrow Festival, slated for Oct. 15.

 Individuals and teams wanting to compete in the festival’s scarecrow decorating contest can register online at Registrants will receive $100 toward their creations, with the scarecrow that best reflects the theme of “Scarecrows: The Next Generation,” winning the $1,000 grand prize. Second place will win $500 and third place receives $250.

 “We think this year’s scarecrows will be out of this world, as participants follow our Star Trek theme, which was selected to honor the 50th anniversary of the iconic television show,” said Rob Bamford, general manager of Cross Creek Ranch.

 Event-goers can vote for their favorites during the festival, happening noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane in the community. The Fulshear Scarecrow Festival is open to the public.

 While the scarecrows will be a star attraction, the festival also will include a carnival, live music, pumpkin decorating, face painting, bobbing for apples, jugglers and more. Admission into the festival is free, and available for purchase will let people play games, enjoy rides and climb a rock wall all day.

 Proceeds benefit Arts Fulshear and the Texana Center. Arts Fulshear provides and supports art and cultural events, art education and public art in the Fulshear community. The Texana Center plans to build a Fulshear campus to provide treatment for autism, programs for adults with intellectual disabilities and those with behavioral healthcare issues.

 Cross Creek Ranch is minutes west of the Grand Parkway at the intersection of FM 1463 and FM 1093. For more information about the community, visit


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