Leia Goodwin paints a pumpkin during the Betty Shibles Memorial Scarecrow Fest and Pumpkin Derby held Saturday in Wilton. The Western Maine Play Museum, Life’s Perks, the Wilton Congregational Church, the Wilton Free Public Library and Collins Cakes and Bakes offered activities in the morning.

Xavier Krumbach makes a scarecrow at the Wilton Free Public Library during the Betty Shibles Memorial Scarecrow Fest and Pumpkin Derby in Wilton on Saturday. The event was named this year for its founder, who passed away suddenly last month.

With 21 entries in the Pumpkin Derby held Saturday afternoon in Wilton and a three-lane track, several heats were run before the top two finishers were determined. From left are Randy Collins, Shaun Doak and Riclyn Given as they watch their pumpkins head down the track. Jeff Chaisson, left, and Colby Ryder, right, were in charge of starting each heat.


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