Standish Park Arboretum in Downtown Galesburg
Help Judge The
Handcrafted scarecrow display in one of
the following catergories:
1. Cartoon/Animated Character
3. Knox County Businesses
4. Children's (ages 12 and under)
5. Youth Clubs/Organizations
The scarecrows will be on display both days - judged by popular vote of festival visitors. Winners will recieve cash prizes.
Be Sure to Vote for Best of Show!
For more information call the Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 309-343-2485
Festival Visitor will judge the winners!
Food All Day
11:00-1:00 Stephanie Foster
2:00-4:00 Sean Kistler
Admission is Free and It's Fun For All!
History of Knox County Courthouse
Built in 1886 at a cost of $150,000, the ornate details on the Knox County Courthouse, located west of Standish Park Arboretum, and are typical of the Romanesque period. A monument honoring Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke, who spent four years during the Civil War caring for wounded soldiers, is on the lawn of the Courthouse. On the monument is a phrase indicating her importance in the war, General Sherman's quote claiming: "She outranks me."