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.
2019 Scrappy Seek & Find
Can you find this items on Scrappy?
a LOL Doll, The #5, a Zipper, 2 Frisbees, a Wooden Fish, a Pool Noodle, 4 Party Poppers, 2 Flamingos, 3 Pairs of Flip Flops, a Circuit Board, “Wilson”, a Toothbrush, a Spring, a Fork & Spoon, 6 Fishing Lures, 4 bobbers, a Pink Ball, Star, Turtle and Orca
See Scrappy on display at area community events:
April 25 ~ Earth Day Celebration at Lakefront Park (12-3 pm)
July 6 ~ in the Hudson Booster Days Parade (11 a.m.)
July 11 ~ in the River Falls Days Parade (6:30 p.m.)
July ~ at Kinnikinnick River Land Trust (Scrappy “undresses”)
July 21-26 ~ at Hudson St. Croix RiverFest (Scrappy gets a new “dressing”)
August 8 ~ Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day at the Hudson Arch
August 22 ~ in North Hudson Pepper Fest Parade (11 a.m.)
September 26-27 ~ at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival at Hudson Lakefront Park
February 6, 2021 ~ Hudson Hot Air Affair Parade