FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. – The Scarecrows are coming to Flagler Beach.

Flagler Beach Creates is proud to announce its first annual Scarecrows of Flagler Beach festival.  Forty businesses, non-profits and civic organizations will be displaying scarecrows across Flagler Beach the entire month of October.  A map and scarecrow location list will be available at FlaglerBeachCreates.org and visitors will be able to vote for their favorite creations on Facebook @FlaglerBeachCreates.

‘Frankie the Firefighter’ at the Flagler Beach Fire Department.

Flagler Beach Creates Chair, and originator of the festival, Brenda Wotherspoon explains, “We wanted to pair our fundraising effort, with what is notoriously a slow month for the small businesses in Flagler Beach, to bring visitors right to the doorstep of each participating business.”

Flagler Beach Creates is a division of Flagler Strong and will be hosting Family Day at the Wickline Park Farmers Market on October 14th starting at 9:30 AM.  Activities will include Pumpkin Bowling, landscape and plant information from UF Horticultural and an Educational Pavilion with presentations by Lori Ottlein of the Turtle Patrol, a visit by Teddy the Flagler Country Sheriff’s Therapy Dog, Flagler Beach Library story time, with special guests from the East Coast Wildlife and Exotic Rescue team.

A K9 Howl-O-Ween costume contest and celebration will take place at the Flagler Beach Farmers Market on October 21st.  Dogs will parade around the park for best costume prizes. The Flagler County Sheriff’s K9 division will be on hand to wow the crowd with a demonstration, dog trainers will provide basic training tips and the Flagler County Humane Society will be on hand to answer questions.

Pinkie has arrived at Oceanside Beach Bar & Grill. She was masterfully created by Worth and Nance to symbolize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join the Team at Oceanside on October 28th from 4:00 to 8:00pm as they raise funds for The DONNA Foundation.

The second annual Witches of Flagler Beach bike ride will be held on October 28th.   Witches dressed in their best witch-wear, and extravagantly decorated brooms (bikes), will take flight from Wickline Park on a journey around the town.

To register for the Witches of Flagler Beach ride or the Dog Costume Contest, please visit ScarecrowsAndWitchesFlaglerBeach.com.  Learn more about Flagler Beach Creates and all of its October fundraising events at FlaglerBeachCreates.org or on Facebook @FlaglerBeachCreates.