This first time event is a four day celebration taking place this weekend in Chatham's Historic Downtown and Tecumseh Park from Wednesday Oct 12 until Saturday Oct 15/22. The festivities pay homage to the clever crow as well as making the best of the event’s proximity to Halloween. There was a time that crows were a problem in Chatham-Kent. The municipality spent thousands on Crow control with great results and they are no longer the nuisance we once faced thanks to the steps taken and garbage containers which are currently being given to every household in Chatham-Kent.
There is so much planned during the event for all ages. Co-Chairs of the event, Andrew Thiel and Mayor Darrin Canniff are inviting everyone to come downtown and watch King St. come alive. There will be world-class buskers from Ireland and Australia on Friday and Saturday. A night market on Kings St. both evenings. Family friendly entertainment at Tecumseh Park with an array of entertainers and vendors present. There are numerous generous sponsors on-board and the majority of the budget is going toward prizes and entertainment. There is a $100.00 a plate charity gala at the Armoury on Thursday evening but the organizers have tried to keep the majority of events free of charge or low cost like the adult busker show being held Oct 15 at the Crowbar behind the Sons of Kent. The prizes available to win are substantial. For example, the $1000.00 prize for the best decorated business and a total of $13,000 going to winner of the all-ages costume contest. The top prize is $5000 so put your thinking caps on, put together a fun costume and win some money.
Go to their website www.crowfestck.com for all the detail and come out and enjoy the fun. See you there!