Friday, October 4, the Cut-off Road between Stevensville and US 93 will be lined with imaginative, and sometimes scary, scarecrows, like this one from a year ago.

It is the annual Stevensville Scarecrow Festival and entries are coming in to the new sponsor of this year's contest - the Stevensville Main Street Association. The business group has plans for the First Friday event, including "Living Statues" on the downtown sidewalk bump-outs. There are cash prizes, too.

The living statues will only be on display for a few hours Friday night only, but the line of scarecrows will be up for about a week, unless the weather doesn't cooperate.

For some people, it's the official start of the Halloween season. Just don't lose your head over it!