The festival that’s outstanding in its field …

Sunday 28th July

From 11.00 – 6.30pm

11AM-6PM – Agri Aware Pet Farm in FunKy Zone

11AM – Funky Zone Opens

11AM – Food & Craft Fair, in the small green opposite the Scarecrow Village

 ♫ 11AM – Durrow Pipe Band – In the Scarecrow Village

11AM-5PM Julie Rose Puppeteer! Various Shows throughout the day, in the Scarecrow Village

11.15AM Monsieur Gusto International Escapologist, Random Object Juggler & Balancer of Strange Things!
Venue: Scarecrow Village

♫ 12PM – Live music in the Scarecrow Village, with the Kelly Brothers

12PM–3PM – Hund Obedience Dog Training. Taking place in The Funky Zone! Bring along your pooch for some expert advice and training!

1.15PM – Grand Opening with Bernard O’Shea in the Scarecrow Village!

♫ 1.30PM – Live Music with Abbeyfolk in the Scarecrow Village

3.30PM – Monsieur Gusto International Escapologist, Random Object Juggler & Balancer of Strange Things! 
Venue: Scarecrow Village

3PM – Clown Jeca will be up to his usual madcap antics in the Scarecrow Village!

4.15PM – Live music with The Finns!
Venue: Scarecrow Village

6:30PM – Scarecrow Village Closes

Monday 29th July

From 2.00pm – 6.30pm

10AM-1PM – Summer Camp

11AM – Lazer Tag, in the small green opposite the Scarecrow Village

11AM – Funky Zone Opens
Scarecrow Village opens at 2pm, due to summer camp

♫ 2PM – Music with Joe Laffan, in the Scarecrow Village!

2PM – Scarecrow Cookie Workshop – €10
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2PM – Coder Dojo with VE Headsets, Podcasting, Graphics Tablets & A Coding Challenge! Suitable for ages 8-17yrs – Free Event

2PM – Portarlington Arts Collective.
Crafty Dreamers Crafts Workshops – suitable for Ages12+ Free Event

Meet & Greet Unicorns & Dinos, at various times throughout the day!

4PM Slime Workshop with The Wonder Years.
€12 Book Now

6:30PM – Scarecrow Village Closes

Tuesday 30th July

From 2.00pm-6.30pm

10AM-1PM – Summer Camp

11AM – Funky Zone Opens
Scarecrow Village opens at 2pm, due to Summer Camp

11AM – Lazer Tag, in the small green opposite the Scarecrow Village

♫ 2PM – Music in the Scarecrow Village with Joe Laffen

♫ 2PM-3PM – Rhythm & Drum Workshop – Free Workshop in the Scarecrow Village.

2PM – Cookie Workshop, €10 pre-book on DSF Website
Venue: Scarecrow Village
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3.30PM – Fairy Door Workshop!
€5 drop in workshop, with no booking required.

♫ 4.30PM – Live music with Ray & Paddy, in the Scarecrow Village.

Meet & Greet Unicorns & Dinos, at various times in the Scarecrow Village!

6:30PM – Close of Scarecrow Village

7PM – Durrow Historical Walk & Talk – Meet at 6.50pm at Castle Durrow Gates.
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Wednesday 31st July

From 2.00pm – 6.30pm

10AM-1PM – Summer Camp

11AM – Funky Zone Opens
Scarecrow Village opens at 2pm, due to Summer Camp

11AM – Lazer Tag, in the small green opposite the Scarecrow Village

♫ 2PM – Music with Joe Laffan, in the Scarecrow Village!

2PM-6PM – Julie Rose Puppeteer Various Shows in the Scarecrow Village.

2PM-4PM – Talking Buddies -Speech, Language, Communication Support for Families across Laois & Offaly

2PM – Cookie Workshop, €10
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Meet & Greet Unicorns & Dinos, at various times throughout the day in the Scarecrow Village.

$PM – Live Music with Johnny Keegan in the Scarecrow Village

6:30PM – Scarecrow Village Closes

7PM – Ladies Night at Castle Durrow.
To Book: Please contact Irene on 086 8412683

Thursday 1st August

From 2.00pm – 6.30pm

10AM-1PM – Summer Camp

11AM – Funky Zone Opens
Scarecrow Village opens at 2pm, due to Summer Camp

11AM – Lazer Tag, in the small green opposite the Scarecrow Village

♫ 2PM – Music with Billy White, in the Scarecrow Village!

2PM-5PM – Photographic Exhibition by Annie Holland.
“A forgotten generation” – 100 years history of rural community and agricultural relics in Co Laois.”
In ICA Hall, Durrow, R32 Y206

2PM– 6PM –  Julie Rose Puppeteer Various Shows throughout the day, in the Scarecrow Village.

2PM – Talking Buddies – Singing & Nursery Rhymes for Under 5’s. Please allow 45 Mins.

3.30PM – Slime Workshop with The Wonder Years. €12.
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4.30PM – Music with Billy Dollard & Eddie Larkin, in the Scarecrow Village!

6:30PM – Scarecrow Village Closes

7PM – Duck Racing at River Erkina

 

Friday 2nd August

From 2.00pm – 6.30pm

10AM-1PM – Summer Camp

10AM – A Family Stroll in Dunmore Country School.
This event is limited to 10 spaces.
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11AM – Funky Zone Opens
Scarecrow Village opens at 2pm, due to Summer Camp

11AM – Lazer Tag, in the small green opposite the Scarecrow Village

12PM – A Family Stroll in Dunmore Country School.
This event is limited to 10 spaces.
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♫ 2PM – Music in the Scarecrow Village with Billy White.

2PM – Food & Craft Fair, in the Scarecrow Village.

2PM-5PM – Photographic Exhibition by Annie Holland.
“A forgotten generation” – 100 years history of rural community and agricultural relics in Co Laois.”
In ICA Hall, Durrow, R32 Y206

3PM – Teddy Bear Hospital, in the Scarecrow Village

3PM – Clown Jeca!!! Madcap antics from everybody’s favourite clown!

 ♫ 4PM – Live music with Ray & Paddy, in the Scarecrow Village

4PMGrand Slam Wrestling in The Castle Arms Hotel – Tickets €10 – Book Now

6:30PM – Scarecrow Village Closes

Saturday 3rd August

From 11.00am – 6.30pm

11AM-6PM – Agri Aware Pet Farm in the Funky Zone

11AM – Food & Craft Fair, in the small green opposite the Scarecrow Village

11AM–6PM – Irish History Live – Become fur clad hunter/gatherers with spears, Viking raiders with swords & mail, a rebel with a pike, or a soldier with a machine gun.

11.15AM – Gerardine Wisdom Rush Workshop.
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12PM-6PM – Kayaking Open Day – On the river Erkina – No booking required. €10pp or €25 for a family of 4 (one adult per child) | 20 minute sessions – You may get wet!

12PM– 3PM – Hund Obedience Dog Training. Taking place in The Funky Zone! Bring along your pooch for some expert advice and training!

♫ 12PM – Live music in the Scarecrow Village with The Culprits

2PM-5PM – Photographic Exhibition by Annie Holland.
“A forgotten generation” – 100 years history of rural community and agricultural relics in Co Laois.”
In ICA Hall, Durrow, R32 Y206

♫ 2.15PM – Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazz Band – Live in the Scarecrow Village!

3PM – Clown Jeca, at large in the Scarecrow Village!

3.30PM – Fairy Door Workshop
€5 drop in workshop – no booking required.

♫ 4.30PM – Live music in the Scarecrow Village with Brian & Figgs

6:30PM – Scarecrow Village Closes

Sunday 4th August

From 11.00am – 6.30pm

11AM-6PM – Agri Aware Pet Farm in the Funky Zone

11AM – Food & Craft Fair in the small green opposite the Scarecrow Village

11.15AM – Gerardine Wisdom Rush Workshop.
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♫ 12PM –  Live music with Brian & Figgs, in the Scarecrow Village.

12PM-6PM – Kayaking Open Day – On the river Erkina – No booking required. €10pp or €25 for a family of 4 (one adult per child) | 20 minute sessions – You may get wet!

12PM – 1.15PM – 2.30PM & 4.15PM – Go Fly a Kite, Make your own Kite to take home with you!
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2PM-5PM – Photographic Exhibition by Annie Holland.
“A forgotten generation” – 100 years history of rural community and agricultural relics in Co Laois.”
In ICA Hall, Durrow, R32 Y206

♫ 2.15PM – Drops of Green, live performance in the Scarecrow Village

3PM – Clown Jeca in the Scarecrow Village

4.15PM – Prize Giving Ceremony for all winners in this year’s All Ireland Scarecrow Championship

♫ 4.30PM – Live music in the Scarecrow Village, with Diarmuid Guinan 

6:30PM – Scarecrow Village Closes 

Monday 5th August

From 11.00am – 6.00pm

11AM – Food & Craft Fair, in the small green opposite the Scarecrow Village

11.15AM – Gerardine Wisdom Rush Workshop.
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♫ 12PM – Brinda Irani – Live music in the Scarecrow Village

♫ 1.30PM – Music in the Scarecrow Village with Joe Laffen

2PM –  Scoil Rince Katrina, Irish Dancing Display, in the Scarecrow Village

2PM-5PM – Photographic Exhibition by Annie Holland.
“A forgotten generation” – 100 years history of rural community and agricultural relics in Co Laois.”
In ICA Hall, Durrow, R32 Y206

2.45PM – Kids Talent show with Joe Laffen, in the Scarecrow Village

3PM –  More madcap antics from Clown Jeca, in the Scarecrow Village

♫ 3.45PM – Sweet Freedom, live music performance in the Scarecrow Village 

Meet & Greet Unicorns & Dinos, at various times throughout the day, in the Scarecrow Village

6PM – Scarecrow Village Closes

Scarecrow Village

Every Day in the Scarecrow Village – Food, Bouncy Castles, Carnival Games, Glitter Art, Pick & Paint, Face Painting, Clayotic, Sand Art, Workshops, Live Music, & lots of Entertainment

Opening Hours: Sunday 28th July – 11am-6:30pm | Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August – 2pm to 6:30pm | Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August – 11am to 6:30pm | Monday 5th August – 11am to 6pm

Admission: Adults €6 – Children €1

The Funky Zone

The Funky Zone is open every day from 11am – 6pm

Along with events outlined in the itinerary, you will also find Europe’s Largest Mega Slide, Scarecrow Maze, Chair Planes, Tots Merry Go-round, Scarecrow Maze,
Sandpit Play Area, Kids Games including Target Practice and Paint Me, Food, Durrow & District Pipe Band, Lego, Picnic Area, & lots of Games

Admission: Adults €4 – Children €1

Good to know!

  1. Duration: The festival takes place over nine days, from Sunday 28th July to Monday 5th August.
  2. Opening Hours: The Scarecrow Village is open every day from 11.00am to 6.30pm, except for Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August when it opens at 2.00pm.
    The FunKy Zone opens from 11am every day.
  3. Bank Holiday Monday: On Monday 5th August, the festival closes at 6.00pm instead of 6.30pm. 
  4. Activities in Scarecrow Village: The Scarecrow Village offers various activities such as workshops, live music performances, puppet shows by Julie Rose, historical reenactments, and lots more. 
  5. Admission: The admission prices for Scarecrow Village are €6 for adults and €1 for kids. 
  6. FunKy Zone: There is also a FunKy Zone with attractions like Europe’s Biggest Mega Slide, Multi Slide, Scarecrow Maze, Lego, Chair planes and lots more. Admission: Adults €4 – Children €1
  7. Dunmore Country School: The festival includes a family stroll in the kitchen garden of Dunmore Country School, where visitors can learn about growing food. This activity requires pre-booking.
  8. Other Events: Lots of additional events like Grand Slam Wrestling at Castle Arms Hotel, Ladies Night at Castle Durrow, and a photographic exhibition by Annie Holland.
  9. Workshops: There are various workshops available, including cookie workshops, slime workshops, fairy door workshops, and coding workshops. Some workshops require pre-booking.
  10. Live Music: Throughout the festival, there are live music performances by artists such as Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazz Band, Brinda Irani, Brian & Figgs, Drops of Green, Sweet Freedom and The Finns.
  11. Carnival Games and Entertainment: In the Scarecrow Village, there are also activities like bouncy castles, glitter art, face painting, Clayotic, sand art, and pick & paint.
  12. Remember to have a really great time!

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