The thrill of victory awaits as straw champions from all walks of life take shape during the 2017 Olympic-themed Fulshear Scarecrow Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in Cross Creek Ranch, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane. Creative teams in peak condition will go for the gold — and a $1,000 grand prize —in the annual scarecrow-decorating contest. In addition, activities worthy of Olympic champions will take place including a carnival, live music, food trucks and free activities for the children. The festival is free and open to the public. All-day carnival tickets are $10 per person for unlimited rides.