There’s something about scarecrows in Durrow!

With over 13,000 visitors to the Durrow Scarecrow Festival each year, there clearly is something about scarecrows.

With over 13,000 visitors to the Durrow Scarecrow Festival each year, there clearly is something about scarecrows.

The festival, now in its fifth year, will take place from Sunday, July 27th to Monday, August 4th.

Nominated for ‘Best Festival of 2012’ and ‘Best Festival of 2013’ by the Irish Times Ticket Awards and with the festival getting bigger and better each year the organising committee are expecting even more visitors this year.

The festival provides fantastic family entertainment and value for money along with a sprinkling of quirkiness.

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is home to the All--Ireland Scarecrow Championships with over 150 scarecrows competing for the coveted title of All-Ireland Scarecrow Champion 2014. There is a prize fund of €3,000 up for grabs with the overall winner receiving €1,000.

Following feedback from last year’s judging panel, this year judges will award in a slightly different manner which will ensure that the best made scarecrows are not the only winners. ‘Most Humourous’, ‘Most Topical’ and others will also be on the awards podium.

The event is organised by the Durrow Development Forum with a clear focus of providing great value entertainment with music, family friendly shows and craft demonstration workshops along with much, much more over the nine jam-packed days.

This year the festival will have an increased focus on the The Durrow Scarecrow Festival Teenzone, with teen activities each weeknight such as hair and make-up workshops along with teen bounce bonanza.

Back by popular demand will be the IWW Wrestling Warriors, Woof and Wellie Walk (proceeds from which will be shared with Cara Rescue Dogs) and ‘Scarecrow Bootcamp’. Music will include Abbeyfolk and Cua Music along with many more.

Full details available on www.durrow.ie.