Meet Scrappy

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.

2023 Scrappy Seek & Find

Can you find this items on Scrappy?
• Iron Man • King Snake • Airplane • 4 hands of cards • Pirate • Pacifier • Crab • Fishing pole • Softball • 3 toy pistols • Baseball bat • Softball• American flag • Book • Puma • Mexico

See Scrappy on display at area community events:

April 21, 9am-1pm ~ Bethel Lutheran Hilltop Campus Sunday School

April 29 ~ River Falls Rocky Branch School

July 6, 11am ~ Hudson Booster Days Parade

July 8-12 ~ Norlake factory (Norlake is our 2022 RiverFest Event Sponsor)

July 16-20 ~ at Hudson St. Croix RiverFest (Scrappy gets a new “dressing”)

August 10, 9am-2pm ~ Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day by the Hudson Arch

August 17, 11am ~ North Hudson Pepper Fest Parade

September 28 & 29 ~ at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival