The festival that’s outstanding in its field …


Fun’Ky Zone
On the Abbeyleix Road
Opening Hours 11am – 6pm
Admission: Adults €2 – Teen & Kids €1 – Optional extra charge may apply for some events.

Daily, Europes Largest Mega Slide,Scarecrow Maze, Sandpit Play Area/Mud Kitchen/ Giant Jenga/Kids Games, Old World Farm Machinery, Scarecrow Exhibitions, Durrow and District Pipe Band Memories, Refreshements and Picnic Area.
Some Days, Lego Minitures, Raven Haven Averies.

The Miami Slide
Europe’s Largest Slide – The Miami Slide is at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival for all nine day’s!!!
The slide can be used by both kids and adults, if the adults are up to the challenge that is!!! We know the kids are!

Please Note – The Miami Slide is located in FUNky Town: OPENING HOURS 11am – 6pm Daily.

Treasure Hunt & Scarecrow Trail – Around The Village
From 11am: Scarecrow Trail – Explore the Scarecrow Trail and Follow the Scarecrow Treasure Hunt – Treasure hunt available at scarecrow village entrance deskScarecrow Trail – Explore the Scarecrow Trail and Follow the Scarecrow Treasure Hunt.
Treasure hunt map available at scarecrow village entrance desk

Gerardine Wisdom’s Rush Workshop
11am – 4pm €15. Booking Essential!
Gerardine Wisdom joins us for two separate workshops where you will receive tuition on how to work with rush and make a basket, bag or rush work item to bring home with you.  This is a fantastic opportunity to receive a masterclass with one of the country’s best known rush work artists.  Her fantastic rush-work and basketry has drawn many admirers and it’s an honour to have her teaching with us here in Durrow. You will leave with a whole new appreciation of the rush and what can be achieved with them as a craft element. Arrive at the Scarecrow Village for 11.00am, your admission fee is included in your workshop ticket. Please note that though the Rush Workshop is from 11am until 4pm, there is no rush.  Time is allowed for each person to proceed at their own pace and finish their creation.  Please allow a minimum of 3-4 Hours.
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Food and Craft Fair
In the small green, across from the Scarecrow Village
Opening Hours: 11am-6pm

Scarecrow Village
Village Green, enclosed area in centre of village
Opening Hours: 11am-7pm
Admission Fees:
Adults €5, Children €1

Children’s Activities

Arts, Crafts & Colouring
Scarecrow Colouring Competition – Sheets available for colouring all day!

A unique, non-messy, non toxic, air-drying modelling clay for
ages 3+. This soft and pliable modelling clay is fun to squeeze,
shape and mould into your own creation to take home
Payable Workshop

Glitter Art and Tattoos
Skin safe, temporary ink & glitter tattoos for children

Face Painting
Have fun and why not get painted like a Scarecrow.

Also – Sand Art, Bouncy Castles, Pick ‘n’ Paint, Games, Workshops, Scarecrows, Food, Music and Entertainment

Irish Dancing Demonstration
12pm – 12.30pm Scoil Rince Katriona Irish Dancing

Laois Kayaking Sessions
12pm – 6pm €5 – Taking place on the River Erkina, near Durrow Fire Station. Booking is not required. Please bring a pair of old shoes and a change of clothes.

My Dog Or Me Agility 
Behind Playground
1pm – 5pm Dawn Fitzgerald, Dog Agility, brings ‘Hoopers’ to the green area of the playground. All dogs welcome to come and try their agility through the hoops.  All dogs must be kept on a lead when not participating and ensure to follow Dawn’s guidance.

Family Entertainment
Jeca The Clown
3pm – 6pm

Scarecrow Village Music
12.30pm – 1.30pm The Kelly Brothers Music
2pm – 4pm
Away with the Fairies Music
4.30pm – 6.30pm Des Hopkins Dixieland Land Jazz Music, sponsored by Sheppards Irish Auction House.