Round Hay Bale Competition 2017.

June 17, 2016

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017.

Round Bale Decorating Competition.


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.

Open to Clubs/families/groups of friends.

Book your pitch and hay bale & join in the fun on competition day, Saturday 29th July
ready for the opening of The Scarecrow Festival 2017.


Competition Rules.

  1. Round Bale will be provided by the DDF.  Each team will be responsible for decorating their own bale with their own materials. (One round bale only per entry).
  2. Entries will be on a first come first served basis. (Book early as there are a limited number of bales).
  3. Each team will be required to provide their own caption for their entry. (Theme must be given to competition organisers on entry to avoid duplicate entry ideas).
  4. Bale decorating must be started on Saturday 29th July 2017 and completed on Sunday 30th July 2017 by 12 Noon (no amendments can be made afterwards). Entries must be ready for Scarecrow Festival opening on Sunday 30th July 2017.
  5. Entries will be judged on creativity and use of materials.
  6. Entries should be weather proofed as much as possible.
  7. Paint may be applied to the hay bale but bales may not be cut or shredded.
  8. All materials added to the bale must be secure. (Will have to be passed by our Health & Safety Co-ordinator)
  9. The area around your bale should be clean and tidy on completion. (All areas to be cleared by Wednesday 9th August 2017 following the festival).
  10. Entries will be judged by Sunday 30th July 2017.
  11. €300.00 in prize money. (Divided at Judges Discretion).
  12. Judges decision is final.

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Ideas:– Ideas for decorating Round Bales can be found on Google under round hay bale decorating ideas! Below is a list of last year’s winning entries, which may also provide some inspiration!!

Round Hay Bale Competition

Winners from 2016.

1st – Found It – Ger & Gerry

2nd – Bull – Fiona Jacob

3rd – MAKE HAY, NOT WAR 1916-2016 – Conroy Family

4th – Mike Wazowski: Monsters Inc. – John, Kate, Abbie, Sydney

5th – Bye BALEy Bunting – Irene Phelan


2016 Scarecrow Festival Winners Pictures.