Scarecrow Festival growing

Over 90 life-sized characters gave a humorous look at “how the past has created the present” during the Good Old Daze Scarecrow Festival.

Julie Rosenthal Special to the Citizen

Over 90 life-sized, hand-made characters gave a humorous look at “how the past has created the present” during Mill Bay’s Good Old Daze Scarecrow Festival, which ran from July 6-17.

In only its third year and doubling in size from 45 figures to over 90, the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society is literally making history.

Three years ago this event attracted 700-plus votes from the public for their favourite scarecrow figure.

This year, nearly 3,000 votes were cast from the visiting public.

An enthusiastic crowd of locals and tourists attended the wrap-up activities, awards ceremonies and barbecue and it was evident from their participation that they would like this event to continue next year.

A special thanks goes to all the participants, sponsors and the voting public for helping put Mill Bay on the map.

Anyone who missed seeing these figures can see photos at www.MillBayMalahatHistory.com or be sure to come out next year when the Good Old Daze are here again.