Straw sculpting competition starts soon in Mount Morris


MOUNT MORRIS – The Fifth Annual U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition is being presented on the Mt. Morris Campus through Aug. 23. 

Five new straw sculptures are entered in the competition for 2020. All are built by returning sculptors/teams; Steve and Michele Lentz, Doreen White (Polished Hair & Nails/Hair on Main), Chris, Cecilia and Ellen Mann, Danica and Mark Rogers, and Fran Volz. 

Sculptures from previous years representing the same sculptors, and past Mt. Morris Big Build are also on display. The sculptures are spaced for comfortable social distancing. 

Voting is on-line at through 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. Unfortunately, there will be no StrawFest day, normally scheduled for the closing weekend. View the virtual display at and look for smaller side events to be announced. 

The committee thanks ComEd for their continued support in sponsoring the US National Straw Sculpting Competition.

Encore strives to safely provide art opportunities; and continues their mission of making Mt. Morris a rural destination for the arts. 

Visit for more information on all events, or call Village Hall at 815-734-6425 to leave a message.