Downtown Sun Prairie serves as one of the 'centers' of the community with the development of Cannery Square. Downtown is a thriving business district offering a wide variety of shops, restaurants, taverns, services, arts and entertainment. The unique spaces of Downtown Sun Prairie offer residents a local flavor to their shopping and dining experiences, downtown is the heart of our vibrant community. Historical buildings, unique décor and apparel shops, spa services, delicious cuisine from across the culinary globe, craft beverages, the Sun Prairie Historical Museum, and city services are just a few of the things downtown has to offer.
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Mike's Annual Scarecrow Contest
Create a scarecrow to be displayed in Downtown Sun Prairie from October 9 until November 1 and you could win up to $200! Design a scarecrow depicting your favorite fairytale, storybook, animal, fantasy figure, or anything you can dream up! Frightening or fun... the use of bright colors and unique materials is encouraged! Your work will be displayed outdoors so please use sturdy materials. Help us decorate Downtown Sun Prairie for this fall season!
In honor of Mike Cunningham, long time friend of Downtown Sun Prairie, and creator of the Scarecrow Contest, the Downtown Sun Prairie Business Improvement District voted to officially change the name, to Mike's Annual Scarecrow Contest.
You can pick up frames at the Sun Prairie Farmers Market this and every Saturdays from September 11 through October 2. Scarecrows must be brought to the Farmer's Market on October 9 to be entered into the Contest, and to be put on display. Sorry, no exception to this deadline.