Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2018 July 29th - August 6th

Festival Events

Some of the events that we are running during this years festival.

Summer Camp

The Children’s Festival Summer Camp will take place in the Scarecrow Village from Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 2017 from 10am -1pm and will provide children with a host of different activities over the week.

Craft Workshops

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 for 2017 Round Bale will be supplied to all entrants, by the Durrow Development Forum. Limited number of bales available so be sure to book early – €10 per entry.

Art & Craft Exhibition

Running from July 30th until August 7th 2017, the exhibition is located in the Community Centre. Opening times are 11 am to 6 pm each day.

A comprehensive listing and all details of 2017's Scarecrow Festival events on our online calendar.

How To Make A Scarecrow

A little bit of inspiration, and a little bit of know-how is all you need.
Follow our step by step guide to making your 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.

  • Imagination

    It's 10% Imagination

  • Your Skill

    Its 10% Hard Work

  • Determination

    It's 10% of wanting a great scarecrow.

  • Other Stuff

    It's 70% Straw, timber, old clothes etc.

Scarecrow Festival Areas

Be sure to visit all the Durrow Scarecrow Festival has to offer.
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Scarecrow Village

Scarecrows, Music, Bouncy Castles, Stalls and much, much more.
Located in The Square, in the heart of Durrow, The Scarecrow Village is the heartbeat of the Festival. The Scarecrow Village is where you will find Live Musical performances, Workshops, Demonstrations, Inflatable Fooseball, Mice Racing, Face Painting and so much more. More Info
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The Ranch

Located just past the bridge on the Abbeyleix Road.
Join us daily at The Ranch, which is open from 11 am each day, and the entrants for our Round Hay Bale Decorating Competition can be viewed here. You can also visit our Pet Farm, or step back in time with our Old World Farm Machinery Exhibition.
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Art & Craft Exhibition

The Exhibition takes place at Durrow Community Centre
Located in the Community Centre, opposite the church, on the Kilkenny road. The Exhibition & Sale runs from Sunday 30th July until Monday August 7th. Opening times are 11 am to 6 pm each day.
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Durrow Village

Be sure to follow the Scarecrow Trail, through Durrow Village.
Over the course of The Scarecrow festival the streets and surroundings areas of Durrow village, come alive with countless wonderful scarecrows. Enjoy all that the Festival has to offer.


The SCARECROW VILLAGE opens from 2 PM to 9 PM on WEEKDAYS, and from 11 AM to 9 Pm on WEEKENDS & the BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

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