Scarecrows will don capes and cowls to fight the forces of evil at the 2018 superhero-themed Scarecrow Fest, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Cross Creek Ranch, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane. Resourceful teams will use their DIY super powers for good — and a $1,000 grand prize — in the annual scarecrow-decorating contest. The “ex-straw-dinary” event also includes 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. Proceeds from the event benefit the Texana Center.