Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016.
An Amazing Start!
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2016, commenced today at 12pm, and not even a little early rain, could dampen the spirits or enthusiasm of those who attended! And what a crowd!! Every festival area was abuzz with people, and the atmosphere was simply brilliant!
From the Scarecrow Village to The Ranch, the Food & Craft Fair to the Art & Craft Exhibition, everywhere you looked, people milled about in their hundreds, and everyone seemed to be in the highest of spirits.
Families, groups of friends, young people, old people, smiling, laughing, savouring the eclectic mix of sights and sounds, that only a Scarecrow Festival can offer.
Horse drawn carriages ferried people along the Scarecrow Trail, while others chose to walk, exploring the streets, and discovering scarecrow installations at every turn. In their midst strode stilted circus performers and clowns, all adding to the surreal magical atmosphere. The aromas of the delicious fare on offer at the Food & Craft stalls, mingled in the air with the musical tones of the 65 Kitchen Choir, and bluegrass group, Woodbine. Add to all that, the laughter of children, and you suspect things have got off to a pretty good start!!