Playing in the Hay at the Mapleton Scarecrow Spectacular 06

Linda Spencer, left, and her daughter, Kathy, both of Mapleton, work on their scarecrow, which is meant to depict Linda after she's spent too much time in front of the computer, before the Scarecrow Spectacular on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Mapleton City Park. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald

Mapleton will celebrate fall this weekend with its Scarecrow Spectacular. There will be a scarecrow-decorating contest, a giant pumpkin contest, a contest to guess the weight of the “great pumpkin,” face painting and food trucks.

The event runs from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Mapleton City Park (Maple Street and Main Street, Mapleton). Setup for the scarecrow contest will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.