SEE SCRAPPY the RiverFest mascot on display throughout the RiverFest event!
In 2013 Twin Cities sculptor, Mary Johnson, was commissioned through a private grant to create a river-themed sculpture for RiverFest. The metal armature for the splashing bass figure was constructed in her studio and mounted on a trailer for transport.
A contest to name the bass was held and the sculpture was named Scrappy. Scrappy’s permanent home is at Camp St. Croix, however, he makes several appearances at local events and attends area parades.
Each year students from the Phipps Center for the Arts’ “Just Add Water” art and science class help complete the sculpture by processing and repurposing the litter collected in Hudson during the river cleanup to create a new “skin” for Scrappy.
See Scrappy on display at area community events:
May 4 ~ IMBD Wings of Spring, River Falls, from 10 AM-12 PM
May 5 ~ Earth Day Celebration at Lakefront Park (12-4 p.m.)
May 10 ~ Tropical Wings at The Phipps
May 11 ~ Tropical Wings at Carpenter Nature Center Wisconsin Campus
July 6 ~ in the Hudson Booster Days Parade (11 a.m.)
July 7 ~ in the River Falls Days Parade (6:30 p.m.)
July 13 ~ at Kinnikinnick River Land Trust (Scrappy “undresses”)
July 16-21 ~ at Hudson St. Croix RiverFest (Scrappy gets a new “dressing”)
August 17 ~ in North Hudson Pepper Fest Parade (11 a.m.)
September 21-22 ~ at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival at Hudson Lakefront Park
October 12 ~ Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day at the Hudson Arch
February 8, 2020 ~ Hudson Hot Air Affair Parade