Life-size scarecrows on display around the lawn compete for best school entry, greenest, most creative, best critter, and most popular scarecrow contests. Visit http://www.memphismuseums.org or call 767-7322 x 100.
Three-day fine arts festival features music, juried artist market, hands-on art activities, art in the making stations, food, and drinks. Friday, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For details, go to http://www.riverartsmemphis.org
Festivities include Pelican Canoe Floats, Pelican Pontoon Cruise, Geo and Earth Cache, Duck Decoy Painting, Birds of Prey show, art and photography contests, guest speaker, face painting, silent auction, and vendors. Reservations required for Pontoon and Canoe Tours. Go to http://www.tnstateparks.com or call 731-253-9652.