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Scarecrows Set to Invade the Texas Hill Country

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It’s that time of year again. And now that the weather has decided to cooperate, it’s a lot easier to start getting into the holiday swing. So bust out your fall wreaths and hay bales, your pumpkins and gourds, for fall has officially arrived. The town of Comfort gets into the fun of fall each year by promoting a town-wide decorating contest entitled the Scarecrow Invasion. This contest has a unique twist; the main feature is the use of scarecrows.

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Around October 1, a tribe of dapper straw people disperses themselves throughout the town to adorn front lawns, porches, and businesses. By October 8 the majority of scarecrows have taken up their temporary residences, but it’s not until mid-October that the Comfort Chamber of Commerce dons their judging hats to hand out awards in categories such as Best of Invasion and Only in Comfort.

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It’s good to be a scarecrow in Comfort and word is getting out. The invasion is adding more and more new recruits each year. Scarecrows are really living it up in this Hill Country town, riding motorcycles, flying through the air, climbing trees, and receiving relaxing spa treatments. If you are interested in giving a scarecrow temporary lodging at your home or place of business, be sure to the let the chamber know by October 15 so that your display can be judged.

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Out-of-towners can tootle through the town enjoying the displays from now until the end of October. But the best time for prime viewing is during the weekend of October 15 and 16 when the 30th Annual Comfort Village Fall Antique Show is underway. Tempting treasures of the past and rich relics with a history are looking for new homes in which to shine. We think this sounds like a glorious way to spend a perfect Hill Country autumn weekend, don’t you? Scarecrow Invasion, Comfort Chamber of Commerce; Phone: 803-995-3131. Comfort Village Fall Antique Show, Comfort Park, 403 Hwy 27, Comfort; Saturday – October 15, 2016 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday – October 16, 2016 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.