‘Sleepy Hollow’ to feature fall fun; Radio Disney


Switzerland County Tourism will host the 21st annual “Sleepy Hollow Arts and Crafts Fair” this Saturday October 2nd, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Vevay around the Courthouse.

Along with arts and crafts, the event features a tractor show; apple pie baking contest; pumpkin decorating contest; make your own scarecrow; artist demonstrations; antique cars; live entertainment; delicious food; and more.

There are no entry or admission fees.

The Switzerland County Courthouse Lawn will host most of the days festivities. The Historic Courthouse Gazebo will host the musical entertainment for the day, featuring “Pure Country” and also “The Dry Fork Band”.

One the new and exciting features of this year’s Sleepy Hollow Celebration is that “Radio Disney” will be present.

For the first time ever, Radio Disney will be in Vevay. They will set up around the Switzerland County Courthouse lawn from noon until 2 p.m. only.

Bring your little princesses and princes to experience a visit by Radio Disney. Take part in a toe-tapping, dance inducing time as Radio Disney entertains with choreographed Disney dances. Get ready for Disney-themed games and activities from the Radio Disney crew.

Free Toy Story 3 puzzles, Mickey Halloween Decor and more, including one ‘Cinderella’ costume and one ‘Buzz Lightyear’ costume will be given away during the visit.

Throughout the celebration young and old alike will enjoy the barrel train, stilt walking, scarecrow balloon artist, and the chance to make your very own scarecrow. The headless horseman, a very friendly horseman, has also been spotted around town.

In addition to events around the courthouse, here’s a look at other activities that everyone can enjoy:

– The Switzerland County FFA chapter will again hold its “Pet Parade” during the Sleepy Hollow event. The parade will begin at noon; and registration will open in front of the courthouse beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Registration is $5, and all proceeds go to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. The parade is open to dogs only, and everyone is urged to be creative and dress their dog up for the parade.

Prizes will be given for first, second, and third places; and registration forms will be available before the parade, at the Vevay Newspaper office, in today’s edition of Vevay Newspapers, and at the Visitors Center.

For more information, contact Greg Curlin at 427-2626 or Chelsea Duvall at (812) 584-8357.

– The Switzerland County History Museum will host an antique car show on the lawn of the museum. The museums are located on the corner of Market and Main streets.

– An apple pie baking contest will be held at the Switzerland County Visitors Center. Pre-baked entries must be delivered to the Visitors Center between 10-11:30 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

– Bring your already decorated pumpkin to the celebration for your chance to win top honors in the “Pumpkin Decorating Contest”. Enter your pumpkin at the Visitors Center between 9-11:30 a.m. Judging takes place at 12:30 p.m. with pumpkins on display until 3 p.m. Pick up entries by 4 p.m. Cash and prizes will be awarded to the winning entries.

– Enjoy the live entertainment in the Courthouse Gazebo with “Pure Country” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and “Dry Fork” from 1:30-4 p.m.

– Stroll around town during the celebration and view the annual “Scarecrow Contest”. Scarecrows will be displayed in local businesses for the weekend and possibly longer.

Switzerland County Tourism invites any business, club or organization to submit an entry into the Sleepy Hollow Scarecrow Contest. The contest is open to any business, club, or organization form any area and of any age group. There is no entry fee.

Entries must sign up at the Switzerland County Visitors Center by Wednesday, September 29th. Clubs and organizations must contact a business in the downtown business district to secure permission to use their window or storefront. All entries must be freestanding or mounted on a stable surface and meet the size requirements of no larger than four feet wide by eight feet tall.

All scarecrows must be ready by noon on Friday, October 1st for judging. Winning scarecrows will be awarded at the First Friday Celebration later that evening.

Participants are urged to be creative. Decorations surrounding the scarecrows such as mums, hay, etc. to enhance the presentation and theme are permitted but must be kept within the size limits.

Prizes include cash awards for first, second and third place. A total of $600 in prizes to be awarded.


For more information or to pre-register, telephone the Visitors Center at 427-3237 or log on to www.vevayin.com.