The Galt Market welcomed autumn on Oct. 16 with a Special Edition Harvest Market.

Galt residents visited the Fourth Street Promenade to shop at booths set up by area vendors, play games and check out imaginative scarecrows.

The tempting items on offer from vendors included home goods, houseplants and delicious food and drink. A pumpkin patch and pumpkin bowling, as well as free balloon animals and face painting, were also on offer.

For the Scarecrow Stroll, judges rated each entry to select the best of the scarecrows submitted by families and by a business or organization.

The Cow-Girl Scouts troop won first place in the business category with a Western-themed scarecrow seated on a wagon and holding a box of Thin Mints.

Galt Sunrise Rotary got second place, and Red Mojo Foods got third.

The Tran family created a Día de los Muertos scarecrow that was awarded first place in the family category. The Trans also took home fourth place for their scarecrow with a jack-o’-lantern for a head.

In second place was an entry from the Watts family, and in third was the DeHerrera family.

The Rotary entry was an elaborate display of a scarecrow family of four: Pappy, Mrs. Pappy, and children Pappy 1 and Pappy 2.

Grace Malson, the Galt chapter treasurer, hung out with the family in her own scarecrow costume.

One scarecrow, Pappy, was in a wheelchair, which Malson said represented the group’s goal of eradicating polio.

Multiple youth groups joined in the scarecrow fun. Besides the Cow-Girl Scouts, a Boy Scouts troop made scarecrows dressed as scouts, and the Galt Teen Center outfitted its entry with a scary mask. Another Girl Scouts entry wore an old-fashioned Brownies uniform.