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
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Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Winners List. Below is a full list of all categories and winneras from this year’s Durrow Scarecrow Festival. We will try to bring you a full list with photographs as soon as we possibly can. Meanwhile our thanks to all entrants this year – your creativity never ceases to amaze us,[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. King Kong Smashes the Competition!!! Congratulations to Conahy Vintage Club, who have won this year’s All Ireland Scarecrow Championship, with their stunning creation – King Kong. The monstrous installation has wowed the crowds at Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017, and has ensured that for the third year in succession, Conahy Vintage Club,[…]
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Some Snapshots. With only two days remaining, we bring you some snapshots from the previous couple of days at Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017!
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Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017. Final Day For Entering Your Scarecrow. The clock is ticking folks!!!!!! We’re not judgy by nature but it’s the last day for entering your scarecrows int 2017’s All Ireland Scarecrow Championship – LAST DAY!! Drop your entry form into Happy Days Creche, Lalors Gala or to Noeleen Dunphy before 7 pm[…]
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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[…]
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