Showcase your brand’s creativity and join in a little friendly competition to support Austin’s only free fall festival for families. “Sculpt” a scarecrow to win the hearts of locals while helping support one of Austin’s signature non-profit museums and their ongoing programs. Stake your claim - reserve your spot in the garden now!
Register by September 15
This event supports the young and young at heart alike.
Our goal is to educate and inspire our guests as they experience Charles Umlauf’s expressive works of art amidst the lively fall themes. On the day of the festival, UMLAUF has scheduled activities for the entire family including pumpkin carving with Professor Pumpkin, face painting, bobbing for apples, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, art activities, food trucks, kettle corn and so much more! In its third year Last Straw Fest has helped to create heartwarming memories for both children and adults, and will be a tradition for thousands of families across Austin again this year.
As a sponsor, your participation enables Last Straw Fest to be FREE to the public and supports one of Austin’s signature non-profit museums and our ongoing community and educational programs.
Monday-ThursdayOctober 23rd-26th, 10-4PMSponsors, come build and set up your scarecrow masterpieces.
October 26th, 6-8PM
Join us for a special happy hour for all the sponsors. Scarecrow judging will also happen at this time.
Sunday: October 29th, 10AM-4PM
Festival activities include pumpkin carving, fall-themed family activities, food trucks and concessions. You’ll be amazed by the many scarecrow sculptures created by our generous sponsors.
Admission is free, donations are accepted.
Quick draw photo booth
Bobbing for Apples
Pick a duck (fishing for prizes)
Sand Art Designs
String Art Installation
Paper bag scarecrows
Bean bag toss
Pumpkin Ring toss