The annual Scarecrow Festival in Kaufman Oct. 26-27 fills the downtown area with sights and sounds this weekend.

Friday night activity goes from 5-11 p.m. Bands include the jazz and blues of Warren Hood at 7 p.m. and the Latin rock of Los Aztex at 9.

The Saturday music gets started with local favorite Chip Murrey and the Texas Underground at 11 a.m.

Wes Pruitt will sing and play the blues at 1 p.m. followed by the folk sound of E-Flat Porch Band at 3. Brandon Bamburg fills in between sets with some country and western at 12:30 and 2:30. The festival runs 8-5 on Saturday.

The festival is held around the downtown square with vendor booths including a variety of food, arts and crafts and organizations.

There will be a children’s area as well as a beer and wine garden.

The Kaufman Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat pancake day on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Landmark Church of Christ just south of the square.

Pancakes, sausage and drinks are $8.

The Scarecrow Parade runs up Washington St. to the square on Saturday morning, beginning at Kaufman High School at 9 a.m.

The festival is sponsored by the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce.

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