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.

2022 Scrappy Seek & Find

Can you find this items on Scrappy?
Garden Flower Glove •Buzz •Baby Doll Arm •Bait pants •Clock face •Pool Noodle •Puma •1 Lighter •5 Baseball Caps •2 Little Ducks •2 Pairs of Glasses •Beach towel •Umbrella •Volleyball •Orange Inner Tube •Broom •Windshield wiper •All sorts of underwear •Matching Pair of Flip Flops •Blue Paw-Print Football •Ice cream (we didn’t find it in the river, but we found it in the garbage!)

See Scrappy on display at area community events:

April 21, 9-10am ~ in Hudson at Bethel Lutheran Church Preschool

April 24, 9-10am ~ in Hudson at Bethel Lutheran Church

April 24, 2-5pm ~ in River Falls at Earth Fest, in Glen Park

April 25-29 ~ River Falls Rocky Branch School

July 2 (tentative) ~ Hudson Booster Days Parade

July 11-15 ~ Norlake factory (Norlake is our 2022 RiverFest Event Sponsor)

July 19-23 ~ at Hudson St. Croix RiverFest (Scrappy gets a new “dressing”)

August 13, 9am-2pm ~ Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day by the Hudson Arch

August 19  ~ North Hudson Pepper Fest Parade

September 24 & 25 ~ at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival