Fox Pointe prepares for scarecrow contest and trick or treat events in October

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The Fox Pointe scarecrows in 2020. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (September 28, 2021) – Scarecrows will once again stand guard at Fox Pointe this fall as the Village of Lansing reprises two fall events from 2020, including a scarecrow contest and Fox Pointe trick-or-treating.

Scarecrow contest

Frames for scarecrows are now available at the Lansing Municipal Center for $10, and can be picked up through October 8.

Unlike last year, decorators will drop off their finished scarecrows at Fox Pointe during select hours instead of at the Municipal Center. Scarecrows can be dropped off at Fox Pointe from 9 a.m. – noon on October 2 and 9, and from 4 – 7 p.m. on October 15.

According to a Village press release, the scarecrow contest is open to “families, businesses, schools, and other organizations from Lansing or surrounding communities.”

Starting October 20, Fox Pointe will open to the public every day from 4 – 7 p.m. through October 29 for scarecrow viewing and judging. Fall decorations will also be featured in the venue, as well as Halloween music and videos.

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The Lansing Historical Society used their scarecrows to recreate The American Gothic scene in 2020. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Winners of the contest will be announced at the Fox Pointe trick or treat event on October 31. First place will receive $100, second place will receive $50, and third place will receive $25.

Trick-or-treating

On Sunday, October 31 from 2 – 4 p.m. Fox Pointe will be open for a free trick-or-treating event, which drew roughly 750 people last year. Lansing businesses, clubs, churches, and other organizations will be spread throughout the venue to give away candy and goodies to costumed guests.

An estimated 750 people made the loop around Fox Pointe during the Village’s 2020 Trick or Treat event. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

From 4 – 7 p.m. on Halloween, families are invited to participate in village-wide trick-or-treating.

Last year’s fall events at were the first to take place at Fox Pointe in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic prevented large gatherings. The Village hopes to repeat the success of those events in 2021. Last year’s “Promenade at the Pointe” has been scratched from this year’s October offerings.

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing.