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.
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.
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
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
Scarecrow Festival 2017
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Preparations Well Under Way! Many, many months of preparations have taken place behind the scenes, and yesterday was the day that the Scarecrow Village began to take shape. Over the course of the next week, the beautiful Georgian square, and of course the entire village of Durrow, Co. Laois, will be transformed[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Scarecrow Harry Potter Interactive Zone. All aboard the Hogwarts Express On this the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book we are delighted to announce the arrival of our very own Hogwarts experience at this years Scarecrow Festival. The Hogwarts Express will depart from Platform 9 ¾[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Friday August 4th @ 4 p.m. in the Scarecrow Village! Always a special treat for young kids, this year’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic take place on Friday 4th August at 4pm in the Scarecrow Village. View the full list of events for Friday 4th August Events for August[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017 Festival Map A map featuring all of the main areas in this year’s Scarecrow Festival, which can be downloaded and printed, or simply viewed online, as you make your way around all that is on offer. Download & Print the Scarecrow Festival 2017 Map here >>>>>>
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Summer Camp 2017 Application Form. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED We are now taking applications for this year’s Scarecrow Festival’s Summer Camp for Children. The camp is for kids aged between 5 and 12 years of age. Please note that spaces are limited. €50.00 per child, €95 for two children,[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Opening Hours & Admission Fees. Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017 Opening Hours Please note the Scarecrow Village opens from 2 PM to 9 PM on weekdays. Art & Craft Exhibit, The Ranch, Pet Farm, Old World Farm Machinery Exhibit, Large Hay Bale Area, Scarecrow Harry Potter Interactive Zone – all open from 11 am[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Pig Nut Productions. Pig Nut Productions will bring their amazing Children’s Theatre to this year’s Festival. They are with us over the course of the Bank Holiday Weekend, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Flea Circus. Have you got fleas? It’s amazing! It’s spectacular! It’s astounding! It’s tiny! The show involves[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Featuring SenseAbility – The outright winners at the Laois Student Enterprise Programme. We are thrilled to announce that SenseAbility will attend the Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. SenseAbility is an award winning mini-company, established by four transition-year Students from Heywood C.S. They have recently been crowned the winners of the Student Enterprise Programme for[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Volunteers Needed for Summer Camp. Summer Camp Volunteers:– For any young adult or college student, are you interested in working with young people? now is your chance to see if this is a career path that will suit you, if you would like to Volunteer for Scarecrow Summer Camp, please contact[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2012. Photo Gallery. A collection of some of the Weird, Wonderful and Wacky creations that adorned the village of Durrow, over the course of the Scarecrow Festival in 2012. As this year’s Festival draws ever closer, with plenty of work behind the scenes already underway, it really is hard to believe that[…]
The Scarecrow Festival! Picture Gallery. From our Instagram. A collection of some of the images from Durrow Scarecrow Festival’s, Instagram account. Be sure to Follow Us for all the latest pictures. Remember this year’s Durrow Scarecrow Festival, runs from July 30th to August 7th. Gallery Click on any image to view in a Lightbox Gallery.[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Food & Craft Fair. Finn Ceramics Finn Ceramics will be attending the Food & Craft Fair, at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017, on Sunday 30th July and Saturday 5th August. Finn Ceramics will be showcasing a wide range of their beautiful pottery. Check out Finn Ceramics on Facebook.
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Monsieur Gusto will Appear. We are thrilled to announce that Monsieur Gusto – International Man of Danger (and Occasional Chaos), will appear at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. So keep August 6th free, so you can catch the amazing show, from the amazing Gusto. We will confirm times at a later[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. The Complete Winners List. As promised we bring you the complete list of 2016 winners, with photographs. We think you’ll agree that they are all pretty brilliant, and none more so than the overall winner, Noah’s Ark. Once again, we say well done and thank you, to all 2016 winners. Overall[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. The Complete Winners List. What can one say? Wow, I suppose. The 7th All Ireland Scarecrow Championships, finished on Monday 1st August, and unfortunately the elements finally reminded us that this was a festival taking place in Ireland. Yes it rained all day, and never relented, but everything went ahead as[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. All Ireland Winner is Noah’s Ark. The winners of this year’s All Ireland Scarecrow Championship were announced at approximately 4.30 pm today, at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. The Overall Winner was the fantastic Noah’s Ark, which was an entry from last years winners – Conahy Vintage Club. For all who have[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. Foosball Final won by Lennon’s Venue. Lennon’s Bar 6 – 4 The Durrow Inn. The 2016 Festival Foosball Final, was won by Lennon’s Bar & Venue, who retain the title, after a hard-fought and entertaining match. They defeated The Durrow Inn (Fawlty’s) by a scoreline of 6 – 4. The sides[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. Laois Festival Walk. This evening, as part of the Laois Walks Festival 2016, this Grade A walk commences at 7:15 pm. Starting point is at the Castle Arms Hotel. Laois Festival Walks – Tonights walk – Price: €2. Gear: Wear Comfortable walking boots/shoes, rain gear & insect repellent. For more information[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. A look at some online content featuring #DurrowScarecrow Festival. We’ve gathered together some more posts from social media, all of which feature the Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. We love the buzz the festival creates in our village, and to see that buzz grow online, is really amazing!! Thanks to everyone who takes[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016. Food & Craft Fair returns for long weekend! The Food and Craft Fair will feature yet again, at the Scarecrow Festival on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, and there really is an abundance of variety on offer. Last Sunday’s Fair was a great success, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all[…]