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Deer Santa Festival

December 4, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The 4th Annual Pittsfield Deer Santa Festival is scheduled for 3 PM to 6 PM, Sunday, December 4th, 2022, around the Pike County Courthouse Square.
Festivities include: Visit and photos with Santa at the William Watson Hotel, Deer Santa Yard Deer Display Challenge, live llamas from K&T Llamas, performances by S&S School of Dance and the First Christian Church Youth Choir, carolers, a kids painting activity by the Pike County Art Guild, a holiday market, a StoryWalk from the Pittsfield Public Library, and the Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at 5:30 PM.
Santa’s Mailbox will be open, and decorated wreaths will be on display in the windows of the Pike County Community Art Center.
Deer Santa Yard Deer Display Challenge
We had a number of deer on display last year and we’re hoping to grow the herd even bigger! To make it convenient for you, the Pike County Art Guild is partnering with the Community Art Center and Pikeland Motors. They are hosting a Wooden Deer and Wreath Decorating Workshop on Saturday, November 19 from 12 PM to 3 PM at the Art Center. Purchase a never painted deer or bring in your previously painted deer. Never painted deer will be delivered to the Art Center for you. Use their supplies and keep the mess with them! They will even deliver it to the square for you. A limited number of wreaths are also available to decorate.
Go to https://forms.gle/9XYBU1PZYWHzipsb6
to select your deer of choice and/or wreath.
If you prefer to decorate a deer on your own, you can purchase a blank wooden yard deer through Picture Pittsfield for $40. Pickup is available now at Pikeland Motors. 118 N. Monroe St., Monday through Friday, 9 AM -5 PM. Deer will be sold on a first-come, first served basis, no holds or pre-orders. When you pick up your blank deer, please pay the $40 cost by cash or check made out to Picture Pittsfield only – no credit or debt cards.
If you have a deer from last year, you can enter it as is, or redecorate it. To enter your previous year’s deer in the display, it will be a $10 donation, cash or check made out to Picture Pittsfield. These donations will go toward Deer Santa Festival expenses and materials. The $10 is payable at deer display drop off on December 4th.
Decorate your deer any way you like (family friendly, please!), give it a name, and then deliver it back to the Pittsfield courthouse square between 11 AM and 2 PM December 4th for judging. Be sure to give it to a Picture Pittsfield volunteer so the proper info can be recorded for your entry in to the contest. Top deer will win fun prizes!
Deer need to be removed from the courthouse lawn by their owners between Sunday, Jan. 1 and Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.


December 4, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm