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
We will upload the 2017 Durrow Scarecrow Festival Brochure, as soon as it is finalised!
Scarecrow Festival 2017
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