ORANGE, Texas — Even Tropical Storm Imelda couldn't stop this scarecrow festival.
The Shangri-La Garden annual Scarecrow Festival is kicking off this week, starting Tuesday, Oct. 8 and will be open until Nov. 2.
Stark Cultural Venues said in an email that residents should come "meet your friends in the field" during an evening stroll to start the festival at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The festival has unique scarecrow designs and fall flower displays, pumpkins and autumn decorations on display throughout the gardens, the organizers said in a Facebook event.
Organizers said in the event post that the Scarecrow Festival focuses on "environmentally friendly" scarecrows.
"Scarecrow designs range from funny to clever to wacky and weird!" organizers said in the post. "For sure, no two scarecrows are ever the same!"
The Scarecrow Festival is a way to celebrate the changing season and look at scarecrows and other decor created with repurposed and recycled materials, the organizers said.
The Orange Texas Rotary Club will be collecting canned good donations during "Stroll the Scarecrow Festival" event Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Shangri-La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center was closed for almost a year after Tropical Storm Harvey due to flood damage, finally reopening Sept. 12, 2018.