Scarecrow Festival 2017 Countdown – Two Weeks To Go!
SCARECROW ENTRIES: Please have your scarecrow entry into the Scarecrow festival team as soon as possible. There is a lot of background work to be done in relation to signage and it really helps if we have the applications in early for our volunteers. Your entry is kept confidential so please don’t worry about sending in the entry early!.
SCARECROW FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS: The 2017 festival brings many workshops both old and new. The following workshops must be pre-booked: Basket Weaving with Gerardine Wisdom; Ceramics with Seven Sisters; Youth Theater with Sarah Gaughan; Art Class with Marie Moylan; and the exciting Herb & Vegetable Discovery Trail with Dunmore Country School. We also have the following workshops which are drop in on the day: Crochet with Gabby Dunne-Das; Scarecrow Workshop; Fairy Door Making and Scarecrow Childrens dress-up Story-Telling. Demonstrations will also be given by: Clancy Hurleys; Padraig Phelan Woodwork; and Butter Making with Susan Carter.
ROUND BALE DECORATING COMPETITION: Open to Clubs/Families/Groups of Friends. Book your pitch and hay bale on (086) 8320139 or (087) 2319393 and join in the fun on competition day, Bale decorating will start on Saturday 29th July and be completed on Sunday 30th July by 12 Noon ready for the opening of The Scarecrow Festival. Entry Forms on Website www.durrowscarecrowfestival.com – it costs €10 per entry with €300 in prize money. Spaces are limited so book your pitch early!
SCARECROW FESTIVAL TEEN ZONE: Our Teen zone runs specifically for ages 13 to 17 years on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for teenage boys and girls and includes, teen makeup and hair, kayaking and archery. This year by request and on feedback, theres a pre-teen zone night for 10 to 12yrs for hair. Teen-Zone is by booking only and details are available on our brochure which is now up online and being environmentally aware for tidy towns, this can be saved to your phone for easy access.
PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AT SCARECROW FESTIVAL: This Annual Photography competition has a Junior and Senior Category. Entry Fees: Senior €8, Juvenile (U16s) €5. Print sizes allowed for both competitions – Standard size to Maximum 12” x 10”. Entry Dates: Monday 31st July and Tuesday 1st August from 3pm-6pm both days in Durrow Community Centre. Maximum of 3 photos per entry. For further information contact Andrew Walsh (086) 3791904 or see www.durrowscarecrowfestival.com – Entries do not have to be of scarecrows, this is a general competition and all entries are welcome.
ARTS AND CRAFTS: As part of the Durrow Scarecrow Festival, the Annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition & Sale will be held at Durrow Community Centre, from Sunday 30th July to Monday 7th August inclusive. Items will be displayed throughout the venue including Photography, Knitwear, Pottery, Artworks including Oils & Acrylics. Anyone interested in exhibiting should contact Mary on (087) 2200199.
CHILDRENS SCARECROW SUMMER CAMP is now fully booked out, unfortunately we don’t have any more spaces left.