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September 8, 2013

Scarecrow skills: Mt. Olive Lutheran teacher makes scarecrow supremacy an annual tradition

Mt. Olive Lutheran teacher makes scarecrow supremacy an annual tradition

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About 100 scarecrows are submitted each year, and all will be displayed Sept. 14 through Oct. 27. She said families come to Emma Krumbee's for a variety of reasons, including the Scarecrow Festival, and her family aims to give them plenty to do while they're there.

Weekends include pony and camel rides, and live music. And this year's crop of apples is especially good, she said, which brings out the pickers.

“That's another thing we always do,” Hanson said. “Apples taste so much better when you pick them yourself.”

If you go What Scarecrow Festival at Emma Krumbee's When On display 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 to Oct. 27; contest judging is Sept. 14. The apple orchard is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through October. Where Emma Krumbee's, located on Highway 169 in Belle Plaine. Admission $5 per person; children ages 2 and under are admitted free

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