Andrea Buyan and Jamie Armer with a miniature goat who are awaiting their debut Saturday at the new Andy’s Animal Acres petting zoo in Penticton. Armer

Andrea Buyan and Jamie Armer with a miniature goat who are awaiting their debut Saturday at the new Andy’s Animal Acres petting zoo in Penticton. Armer

Build-a-scarecrow contest to help the SPCA

Andy’s Animal Acres is hosting their first Scarecrow event at the Petting Farm on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Andy’s Animal Acres is hosting their first scarecrow event at the Petting Farm on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“I am inviting kids and families to have some creative farm fun by making a scarecrow and bringing the finished scarecrow to the farm on Sept. 29,” said Andrea Buyan, owner of Andy’s Animal Acres.

The best scarecrow creation will win a 2014 season family pass to the farm, second and third-place winners will each receive a one-day family pass for 2014.

Winning scarecrows will be displayed at the farm through the month of October.

There will be hotdogs for sale on the day with partial proceeds of sales being donated to the Penticton SPCA.

The farm is located minutes from Penticton on the way to Naramata on Three Mile Road.

Those who can’t make a scarecrow in time for the contest are still invited to enjoy the event in support of the SPCA.

Andy’s Animal Acres also will be hosting a Halloween event on Oct. 20 at the farm.

Full details of the event are not available at this time.