Durrow Scarecrow Festival
DURROW SCARECROW FESTIVAL 2018:
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 daily from 11am to 6pm. It is well worth a visit. Admission €2 with under 16s FREE!
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.
Round-Bale Competition: Limited spaces remain for people to enter the Round Hay Bale Competition (we also have Black and Pink Wrapped Bales if you are thinking of doing something along those lines). Bales are provided by the festival and can be decorated between now and Sunday (29th) afternoon. See: www.durrowscarecrowfestival.
com/round-hay-bale-competition for full details or just give a call to these phone numbers for info or to book a bale: (087) 2319393 and (086) 8320139. Many thanks!
Appeal for Stewards: Stewards are urgently required for the upcoming Scarecrow Festival. We need stewards for Sunday 29th July, Thursday August 2nd, Friday August 3rd, Saturday August 4th, Sunday August 5th and Monday August 6th. If you can cover an hour or two on one or some of those days it would be most appreciated. All stewards are invited to the post-Scarecrow Festival get together on Monday evening, August 6th after 7pm in the Scarecrow Village for food, treats and refreshments as a token of our appreciation. If you are able to give time to this urgent appeal, please drop into the Scarecrow Village at any stage to sign the rota. Many thanks in advance for your kind help.
Scarecrow Festival App on your Phone! A new smartphone App has been created by Tomás and Claire Woods for the Scarecrow Festival that keeps users informed on the day-to-day events, guides users to the various attractions and tells visitors where the car parks are. It is well worth downloading from the iStore or PlayStore for the duration of the festival. Many thanks to Claire and Tomás Woods for donating their time and effort into developing the App – it is really appreciated by everyone.
Senior Citizens Night: A Senior Citizens Night with dancing and music (by Andrew Walsh) will be held from 7pm to 9pm with the High Nellies in the Scarecrow Village on Monday 30th July. Refreshments by Durrow Community Council will be provided on the night. We hope to see you there – bring a friend!