The Nonantum Resort Invites Guests to Create their own Scarecrow with a Fall Getaway to Kennebunkport

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Contest winners to be announced at "Scarecrow Wedding," October 11

The Nonantum Resort's Annual "Scarecrow Wedding"

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Travelers looking for an engaging getaway this fall can experience The Nonantum Resort's "Scarecrow Building Package." Available from September 7 - October 11, the "Scarecrow Building Package" includes a two-night stay in a waterview room; Nonantum's "Build your own Scarecrow Kit;" a $25 dining credit per guest at the resort restaurant, 95 Ocean; bicycle rentals; trolley tour tickets; breakfast daily and all gratuities. Pricing starts at $359 (double occupancy). Guests can choose to take home their new straw creation or leave it to be displayed throughout the resort for other visitors to see. All scarecrows that stay will be entered into a contest for a chance to win one of three prizes. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-552-5651. For more information, please visit http://www.nonantumresort.com.

On October 11, all scarecrows will be assembled out on the resort's great lawn to attend the annual "Scarecrow Wedding," a fun and entertaining ceremony for resort guests and locals to enjoy. A bride and groom scarecrow are specially created for the occasion by Nonantum staffers, and the celebration includes an apple cider toast for all.

Following the wedding, all scarecrows will be judged by Nonantum staff and prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners, based on creativity and originality. The grand prize winner will receive a three-night stay, the runner up will receive a two-night stay and the third place winner will receive a one night stay. All prize packages include a dining credit at 95 Ocean. Photos of the scarecrows will be posted to Nonantum's Facebook page throughout the season. Prize winners will be posted on October 11.

The resort's scarecrow wedding is the kickoff to Kennebunkport's "Gathering of the Scarecrows" festival, October 11-17, 2009. Legend has it that scarecrows hold a seven day gathering at the end of each growing season to discuss the next year's harvesting forecast before they are blown away by the chilly November winds. Each October, scarecrows from corn fields and gardens all over Maine arrive in Kennebunkport and for seven days they can be found in every nook and cranny of this charming seaside town.

The 126-year-old Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, ME is a 111-room historic inn featuring waterfront views; dining and live entertainment at the hotel restaurant, 95 Ocean; activities for all ages; modern amenities and over 5,000 sq. feet of banquet facilities for meetings and events. Just a quick walk to the famous Dock Square, the resort provides guests with direct access to the charming shops and restaurants of Kennebunkport and beaches. Guests can take a river cruise on the Rugosa lobster boat or Pineapple Ketch sailboat, rent kayaks and more. For further information, visit http://www.nonantumresort.com or call 1-800-552-5651.

*Photos available upon request

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