Scarecrow Festival


Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8, 2023

9:00am - 4:00pm each day


Camp Y-Koda will hold it's 4th Annual Scarecrow Festival Fundraiser hosted by The Christopher Farm & Gardens and Camp Y-Koda. This fall community event features scarecrows displayed along the beautiful 500-acre property along a mile of Lake Michigan Shoreline, on the private property. Thousands of community members enjoy a fun-filled day exploring the gardens, enjoying youth activities and voting for the best Scarecrow designs. 

Money raised at this event directly benefits our community by connecting youth and families with the outdoors by providing quality hands-on outdoor experiences through Camp Y-Koda.

We extend a special thank you to those that have participated in this event in the past - your support and generosity have made a difference in the lives of thousands of youth. For those who are planning to contribute for the first time, we look forward to your involvement and support for years to come. Scarecrow Festival is a great way to promote your business within our community while at the same time supporting a worthwhile cause and a one of a kind teambuilding activity. In 2022 nearly 2,000 people attended the festival. 


We are seeking event sponsors, volunteers and scarecrow competition participants. This is a great way to get your name in the community and fun team-building activity for your employees, students, or family. All proceeds benefit Camp Y-Koda!


2020 - Scarecrow Meals on Wheels Submission

This year for the festival, we will be providing the following family-friendly activities:

  • Train Rides on The Dairyland Express (at selected times of each day)
  • Storytime with Miss Mary!
    • 11:00am and 12:30pm each day
  • Face Painting
  • Scarecrow Mask Making
  • Scarecrow Contest Voting
  • Camp Store ($) to purchase Camp Swag & small treats
  • Catch & Release Fishing at the Pond
  • Meet the Camp Snakes
  • Halloween Inspired Lawn Games
  • Hot Dog Cookout Fundraiser ($), all proceeds go to Y-Koda Nature School
  • Scavenger Hunt
    • The winner receives a special prize to a future Camp Y-Koda event
  • Mini Family/Individual Portraits ($) $25 each
  • And More!​​​​​​​

Exclusive Festival Information Packet

Festival Map

($) = Not included with your ticket. These are optional additional purchases available at the event, CASH ONLY.

Bellamode Photography
Official Festival Photographer

General Admission 

Adults (age 18 & older): $10.00 per person 

Child (age 3-17): $5.00 per person

Child (2 & under): FREE 

On-Site Parking (does not include admission): $30.00 per vehicle

**This event will be held rain or shine. Event Tickets are non-refundable. All sales are FINAL. No exchanges or refunds are allowed. We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.**


Purchase Tickets to this year's Festival! 



**Tickets will be sold online until Friday, October 6, 2023. We encourage you to purchase your ticket(s) early to reserve your spots, as once the tickets sell-out, we are FULL. Tickets will be sold at the door for CASH ONLY.


There are two options for parking: Free Parking & On-Site $30 parking. Please see the parking information below. 


FREE PARKING: Free parking is available off-site at Kohler Power Systems, N7650 Lakeshore Rd, Sheboygan, WI 53083 in the Northern part of the parking Lot. Guests will receive a complimentary shuttle-ride by school bus to the Festival. Accessible Parking is available on-site at Christopher Farm and Gardens. 


2022 - Kohler Generators Northern Parking Lot

On-Site (Considered VIP) PARKING: A limited number of parking spots are available to purchase, $30.00 per vehicle (CASH ONLY). VIP Parking provides parking on-site at the Orchard Field Entrance at Christopher Farm and Gardens. Wheelchair & Handicap parking is available on-site at this location as well. Address: Christopher Farm & Gardens, W580 Garton Road, Sheboygan, WI 53083.

Festival Onsite Parking Diagram

Scarecrow Festival tickets will remain on sale online until Friday, October 6, 2023 or until FULL. If it sells out, you can join the waiting list and if we see that adding more people to the event is feasible we will open up ticket sales to those on the wait list first. 

We prefer that all guest purchase their tickets before heading to event, since they are sold online. If anyone is unable to purchase them online you are able to purchase them on site before entering the property, CASH ONLY. Ticketing Tables will be available after the bus shuttle brings you to The Christopher Farm & Gardens. 

Parking - Please read above for the parking information. 

Shuttle Bus - A school bus will shuttle all event goers to and from the event. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes during the event starting at 9:00am and the last shuttle will leave the event at 4:00pm. Be sure to park at the Kohler Power Systems northern Parking Lot and hop on the shuttle. Once arrival to the grounds you can purchase your tickets. General admission ticket holders will not be granted entry at the gate at Christopher Farm & Gardens unless they require accessible parking and have disabled parking ID or have paid for the $30 On-Site Parking. 

Accessibility - Accessible parking is available at Christopher Farm & Gardens, Orchard Field Parking Lot (the same as V.I.P. parking) for ticket holders. The address for accessible parking is W580 Garton Road, Sheboygan, WI 53083. Accessible restrooms are available at the event near the Greenhouse & Conservatory (location H on map) you will receive at check-in. 

Questions or want more information? Contact Kaitlyn Emmons, at or (920) 467-6882

2023 Scarecrow Festival Map