The festival that’s outstanding in its field …

Bernard O’Shea Opens the 10th Year Scarecrow Festival

3PM in the Scarecrow Village: Durrow’s funniest export, Bernard O’Shea will officially open Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2019!

Arts & Crafts Exhibition
Durrow Community Centre on the Kilkenny Road
Opening Hours 11am – 6pm
Admission: Adults €2 – Teen & Kids Free

The Ranch
On the Abbeyleix Road
Opening Hours 11am – 6pm
Admission: Adults €2 – Teen & Kids Free

Pet Farm
Old World Machinery
Round Hay Bales
Raven Haven Averies

The Miami Slide
As it’s our 10th Anniversary, Scarecrow Festival, we really are trying to make it that extra bit special, and bringing the biggest slide in Europe, is sure to excite all! 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!

Europe’s Largest Slide – The Miami Slide is at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival for all nine day’s!!!

Please Note – The Miami Slide is located in The Ranch: 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

Aghaboe Carraiges
Around The Village
Enjoy a ride around Durrow in a traditional Horse Drawn Carraige and enjoy viewing the Scarecrows on show

Durrow & District Pipe Band
11am – Recently formed Durrow & District Pipe Band, will perform at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival.

Scarecrow Village
Village Green, enclosed area in centre of village
Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm
Admission Fees: Adults €3, Teenagers €1 and Children (U13yrs) FREE

Food and Craft Fair
In the small green, across from the Scarecrow Village
Opening Hours – 11am – 6pm

Children’s Activities
Scarecrow Village
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?

Children’s Workshops
Scarecrow Village
Fairy Door Workshop
3pm-4pm Decorate your own Fairy Door to take home
Walk-in Workshop  €5

12pm – Decorate your own Cupcake or Cookie
All Day Walk In Workshop

Fancy Dress Dogshow
Behind Playground
2pm – Entry is Free, with prizes in categories including; Best Small Dog, Best Medium Dog, Best Large Dog, Best Homemade Costume, Most Original Costume and Best Overall! The Best overall prize, kindly created and sponsored by Totally Pawsome Pooch.

Museum of Yesteryear
The Library & Museum, Chapel Street, Durrow
Opening Hours 3 – 5pm
Take a step back in time through the History of Durrow and enjoy our local Museum of Yesteryear

Adult Scarecrow Making Workshop
Scarecrow Village
3pm – 5pm: New this year to celebrate our 10th anniversary, a FREE workshop where adults can learn the fine art of scarecrow making!

Family Entertainment

Wobbly Circus 12:15pm – 1pm

Wobbly Circus 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Jeca The Clown
3pm – 6pm

Wheel of Fortune – Spin & Win in the scarecrow Village!

Scarecrow Village Music
Dooley Brothers 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Government Cheese 4:45 – 6:45