The Children’s Festival Summer Camp will take place in the Scarecrow Village from Monday 25th July – Friday 29th July from 10am -1pm and will provide children with a host of different activities over the week.
Workshops (require pre-booking) Ceramics with Seven Sisters Basket Weaving with Geraldine Wisdom Youth Theatre with Sarah Gaughan Fairy Door Making for children
Round Bale Competition
Round Bale Decorating Competition New Addition for 2016 Round Bale will be supplied to all entrants, by the Durrow Development Forum. Limited number of bales available so be sure to book early – €20 per entry.
Art & Craft Exhibition
Running from July 24th until August 1st, the exhibition is located in the Community Centre. Opening times are 11 am to 6 pm each day.
How To Make A Scarecrow
The first thing you will need to make your scarecrow is a sturdy cross shaped frame to support your creation.
Begin by centring a five foot long (1.5 m) stick near the top of a 6 to 8 foot long ( 1.8 to 2.4 m ) stick. Fasten the shorter stick to the longer one with either a screwdriver and screw or a hammer and nail.
If your scarecrow is going to wear jeans or a skirt, be sure to add a 3 foot long length of timber to the hip section of the frame.
Size can vary depending on size, so be sure to measure to size.
For a step by step guide to completing your scarecrow just visit guide by following the link below.
HOW TO MAKE A SCARECROW GUIDE
It's 10% Imagination
Its 10% Hard Work
It's 10% of wanting a great scarecrow.
It's 70% Straw, timber, old clothes etc.
Scarecrow Festival Areas
Art & Craft Exhibition
See the complete list of activities and events taking place at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016
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Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. Art & Craft Exhibition & Sale. Wow! There really is an abundance of exceptional talent on display at this years Art & Craft Exhibition, in Durrow’s Community Centre. From paper sculptures to majestic oil paintings, there is a vast array of styles and mediums on show, from many local and nearby artists.[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. Almost there!!! We are on the eve of the 7th annual, Durrow Scarecrow Festival, and the village is already transformed into a magical place, of wonderful scarecrows, and amazing creations. In 2015, the festival attracted over 19,000 visitors, and given the huge interest in the lead up to this year’s event,[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. 65 Kitchen Choir- Live Music. The 65 Kitchen Choir will perform at this years Scarecrow Festival, on Sunday 24th July, at 2.00 pm. Playing songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, this choir has in excess of 30 members. The group practice in the kitchen of their choir conducter,[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. Fuinneamh Community Drum. All you need is a heartbeat and a smile!! On Friday afternoon, 29th of July, a brand new feature at the #Durrow Scarecrow Festival will be this drumming circle. Every time the drum is played a new community forms around it…and fear not, the drum sticks will be[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. Food & Craft Fair. We are delighted to have Cornude popcorn trading at this years’s Food and Craft fair. Cornude popcorn is a ‘made to order’ offering of luxury popcorn for gatherings & events the length and breadth of Ireland. A native of the rolling hills of Cavan, Ruth makes her[…]
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Round Bale Decorating Competition New Addition for 2016 Round Bale will be supplied to all entrants, by the Durrow Development Forum. Limited number of bales available so be sure to book early – €20 per entry. Open to Clubs/families/groups of friends. Book your pitch and hay bale & join in the fun on competition day,[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016 Festival Brochure Our Festival brochure is now available, highlighting all the amazing events, activities and happenings at this years Durrow Scarecrow Festival. And there is a so much!!!! We’ve got nine whole days packed with lots & lots of amazing events, and thats before you even mention seeing the vast and[…]
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Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. Davie Furey – Live Music Performance. #Easycomeeasygo ! Lots of music this year and we are very happy to announce Davie Furey will be appearing at Durrow Scarecrow Festival on Friday 29th July! Our local musician Davie is well known for his ecletic brand of music, fusing trad with rock and[…]