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11th Durrow Scarecrow Festival takes place from July 24 to August 1

Durrow Scarecrow Festival

The 11th Durrow Scarecrow Festival takes place from July 24th to August 1st and, after two years away, the organisers are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the beautiful Georgian village, for nine full days of family fun.

“We look forward too, with great anticipation, to seeing all the amazing entries for this year’s All Ireland Scarecrow Championship, as year by year, the creativity just gets better and better,” they said. 

The quest to be crowned All Ireland Scarecrow Champion is always hotly contested, and previous winners of the top prize,  have hailed from near and far, and winning entries have ranged in size, from that of an ordinary scarecrow, to literally, ‘King Kong’ sized installations.

The competition continues to produce the most marvellous, inventive and humorous creations, year after year.

Participants can compete in a number of categories, which are Most Topical, Most Humorous, Open/General, Preschool & School Entries, Youth With Adult Assistance and Youth (Under 16).

In addition, the independent judges also dish out prizes through  The Judges Choice Awards, when winners are chosen because they may not fall within any specific category, yet strongly appeal to the judges.

All winners, including the coveted overall winner, will be announced on Sunday, July 31 at 4.30pm in the Scarecrow Village, which is the heartbeat of this wonderful festival.

The village green is transformed into a wonderland of hessian, hay and happiness.

So much takes place in the Scarecrow Village, including the festival’s five day Summer Camp for Kids, live music every day, workshops, demonstrations, trade stalls, amusements, entertainment and so much more!

Meanwhile across the road in the smaller green, a thriving Food & Craft Fair takes place on weekend days, including  the Bank Holiday Monday.

In addition, situated just a three minute walk away is the Fun’Ky Zone, where you’ll find Europe’s Largest Mega Slide, the Scarecrow Maze, a Sandpit Play Area, Mud Kitchen, Giant Jenga, Kids Games, an Old World Farm Machinery Exhibition, Scarecrow Exhibitions, a display of Durrow and District Pipe Band Memories, Refreshments and Picnic Area.

Whatever the amazing family friendly entertainment and events on offer, it is the sight of a picturesque village inhabited by countless weird, wacky and wonderful scarecrow creations that truly sets Durrow Scarecrow Festival apart, and continues to attract visitors in their thousands. 

With only one ATM in Durrow, and no card facilities at entry points, we strongly recommend pre-purchasing tickets online.  Tickets can be pre booked for this year’s festival by visiting our Booking Page.

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