Plenty of autumnal events in Dunsmuir this weekend

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Dunsmuir will be full of autumnal activities this Saturday, Oct. 26, including the third annual Scarecrow Walk, the Dunsmuir Community Garden Harvest Festival and the Halloween Splash pool fundraiser, to be held at the Dunsmuir Community Center.

Scarecrow Walk

The Dunsmuir Railroad Days Committee invites individuals and groups to create a scarecrow to be displayed on Dunsmuir and Sacramento Avenues during the Third Annual Harvest Scarecrow Walk on Saturday, October 26, 2019

Scarecrows need to be delivered by Thursday, Oct. 24. There are three categories with an entry fee: $5 for youth, $10 for adults, and $15 for a family or group.

First, Second and Third Place prizes will be awarded in for each category. First place is $50.

Scarecrows should meet these dimensions: 2 to 5 feet tall. No taller than 5 feet. No wider than 3 feet at the shoulders. Must be free-standing. Base should not exceed 2 by 2 square feet.

The Railroad Days committee suggests making your scarecrow weatherproof.

The Third Annual Harvest Scarecrow Walk and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-4 p.m. in front of Gary’s Pizza on Dunsmuir Avenue. Buy a treat, then vote for your favorite scarecrows.

For more information, call 530-515-8005 or

This is a Dunsmuir Railroad Days Fundraiser. Proceeds go toward the DRDC Scholarship and the annual June event. Dunsmuir Railroad Days activities are co-sponsored by the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce.

Halloween Splash

This is the last week to buy tickets for Dunsmuir’s first ever Halloween Splash dinner party pool fundraiser event which will be held this Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Dunsmuir Community Center. Dunsmuir Recreation and Parks Administrator Mike Rodriguez, encouraged everyone to get their tickets today, because they will need a head count by Thursday, Oct. 24

Advance sale tickets can still be purchased at Dunsmuir Hardware, or Dunsmuir Pizza Factory, for the early bird price of $15 a ticket. Youth tickets are $10. Tickets at the door are $20.

In addition to the fall comfort food menu of a homestyle meatloaf dinner prepared by Keith Cool, Rodriguez said there will also be a silent auction, a dessert auction, and a drawing for a firewood raffle.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., for a no-host cocktail hour, with drinks being served by the Dunsmuir Rotary Club, during which time guests can be placing their bids for the silent auction items on display.

Costumes are encouraged for Saturday’s event, which is being sponsored by the Dunsmuir Rotary and the Friends of the Pool.

For more information, call (530) 926-2494.

Harvest Festival

Bring in the harvest at the Dunsmuir Community Garden from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26. The event will include a pie contest, live music, gifts, games and treats and is hosted by the Dunsmuir Community Resource Center at 5844 Dunsmuir Ave.