DURROW SCARECROW FESTIVAL 2018: Scarecrow Entries: The deadline for entries to the 2018 All-Ireland Scarecrow Championship is fast approaching – it’s the 20th July – entry forms can be downloaded on durrowscarecrowfestival.com or printed copies are available in the local Library. If your creation requires a large space in the village (not outside your own house or premises), please contact (087) 9626350 to ensure we have a designated space for you!

Teen Zone: Bookings for the designated Teen-Zone at the Scarecrow Festival which includes, Teen Hair, Makeup, Kayaking, Archery and Laser Wars is filling up fast. This zone is strictly reserved for 13 to 17 years and pre-booking is required on (086) 6079069, spaces are limited and early booking is advised. Back by popular demand for this year is the Pre-Teen Zone for Hair, ages 10 to 12 also has limited spaces left, please also book through (086) 6079069.

Arts and Crafts Exhibition: The Arts and Crafts Exhibition is one of the hidden gems of the festival and runs every year in conjunction with the event. Located in the Durrow Community Centre, situated opposite the Church on the road out of town towards Kilkenny, this annual exhibition and sale is a great opportunity to view work by local crafts people and artists.
The craftsmanship on display includes knitwear, pottery, and woodturning and the artwork exhibition shows off some of the best in photography, oils and acrylics. The annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Sale, will run from Sunday 29th July to Monday 6th August inclusive. For more info contact (086) 3055157 or (087) 2200199.

Photography Competition: The Arts and Crafts Exhibition also incorporates the annual Photography Competition which is always a big event. This competition has a Junior and Senior category. The entry fees are Senior €8 and Juvenile (U16) €5. Print size for both competitions; Standard size to Maximum 12” x 10”. Entry Dates: Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st July from 3pm to 6pm both days in Durrow Community Centre. Maximum of three photos per entry. For more info contact Andrew Walsh (086) 3791904.

Help Needed! Scarecrow Making continues each Wednesday night in the ICA hall from 7.00pm, all help is needed, please come along and bring a friend or two.

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