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2024 Scarecrow Festival Update
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2024 Scarecrow Festival Update

What’s planned for the 2024 Scarecrow Festival

DURROW SCARECROW FESTIVAL 2024: Get Ready for the Durrow Scarecrow Festival! Have you ever experienced the magic of a village coming to life with creativity, fun, and endless entertainment? If not, then the Durrow Scarecrow Festival is a must-visit event for you and your family! From July 28th to August 5th, Durrow transforms into a whimsical wonderland where every corner is brimming with excitement. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a festival veteran, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store:
* Scarecrow Village: Open daily with live music, puppet shows, bouncy castles, carnival games, face painting, clay workshops, and more! Dive into the heart of the festival where fun meets creativity.
* Funky Zone: Open daily from 11AM-6PM with Europe’s Largest Mega Slide, a Scarecrow Maze, an Agri Aware pet farm, Legoand tons of games for kids of all ages.
* Live Music: Dance to the tunes of local favorites like The Kelly Brothers, The Finns, Drops Of Green, Sweet Freedom, and the Des Hopkins Dixieland jazz Band. There’s live music every day to keep you grooving!


* Workshops & Activities: Get hands-on with cookie decorating, slime making, fairy door crafting, and even a kids’ talent show. Perfect for keeping the little ones entertained and engaged.
* Laser Tag in small green opposite the Scarecrow Village! From Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August!
* Entertainment Galore: Meet Jeca The Clown and laugh at his madcap antics, watch incredible escapologist Monsieur Gusto, and don’t miss out on the meet & greets with unicorns and dinosaurs!
* Outdoor Adventures: Kayaking on the River Erkina, Hund dog training sessions, Family Stroll in Dunmore Country School, and even a historical walk through Durrow. Embrace the great outdoors with family-friendly activities.
* Special Events: From a Photographic Exhibition by Annie Holland, a ladies’ night at Castle Durrow to a Grand Slam Wrestling match, Duck Racing, and more, each day brings unique events that you won’t want to miss.
This is not just a festival – it’s an experience filled with laughter, joy, and countless memories waiting to be made. Join us at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival and be part of a tradition that celebrates community spirit and creativity. Dates: July 28th – August 5th; Admission: Adults €6, Children €1 (Scarecrow Village) | Adults €4, Children €1 (Funky Zone). Don’t miss out on the festival of the summer! See you there!


CLOWN JECA – We are delighted to have Clown Jeca back with us again for this year’s Scarecrow Festival, keep an eye out for him at this year’s festival.


VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED: Volunteers Needed for Scarecrow Summer Camp from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August – 10am to 1pm Daily. Volunteers must be aged 18+. Contact (087) 9194428.

KAYAKING: Laois Kayaking Sessions at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival: Looking for some outdoor adventure this summer? Join us for Laois Kayaking Sessions at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival! Perfect for all ages, these sessions offer an exciting way to explore the beautiful River Erkina. Dates and Times: Saturday, 3rd August from 12pm to 6pm and Sunday, 4th August from 12pm to 6pm. Location: River Erkina.


What to Expect: 20-Minute Sessions: Guided kayaking on the scenic River Erkina.
Family-Friendly Fun: Suitable for everyone, priced at €10 per person or €25 for a family of four (one adult per child). No Booking Required: Just show up and dive in!


Safety First: All necessary safety gear provided and experienced instructors on hand. Be prepared to get wet, so wear suitable clothing and bring a change of clothes! Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a thrilling river adventure with family and friends. Join us for a splashing good time at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival! For more details, visit our website: www.durrowscarecrowfestival.com online. See you on the river!

DOG TRAINING SESSIONS:

Hund Obedience Dog Training at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival! Attention all dog lovers! Bring your furry friends to the Durrow Scarecrow Festival for the Hund Obedience Dog Training sessions on Sunday, July 28th and Saturday, August 3rd from 12pm to 3pm on both days. Whether your pooch needs some general obedience training or you want to learn fun activities to enjoy together, we’ve got you covered! Location: Funky Zone, Durrow Scarecrow Festival.
Itinerary: 12pm to 12.45pm: General Obedience Problems – Learn how to address common obedience issues with expert advice; 1pm to 2pm: Kids Handling Seven Skills and Demos! Kids will love this session focused on handling skills and fun demos; 2pm to 3pm: Training, Fun, Games and Activities with Dogs. Engage in fun games and activities that both you and your dog will enjoy! Join us for a pawsome time and make sure to bring your four-legged friend for an afternoon of learning, fun, and games.