The festival that’s outstanding in its field …


Scarecrow Summer Camp
Opening Hours 10am – 1pm
The enclosed Scarecrow Village closes Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm to facilitate the Summer Camp.
Lots of other activities on during this time – See brochure.

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

Scarecrow Village – Opens @ 2pm
Village Green, enclosed area in centre of village
Opening Hours: 2pm – 7pm
Admission Fees: Adults €5, Teenagers 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

2pm – 6.30pm Julie-Rose McCormick Puppeteer, in the Scarecrow Village

Woodturning Workshop
2pm – 5pm With Padraig Phelan

Children’s Workshops
3pm – 4.30pm Slime Work Shop ages 6-12 years, in the Scarecrow Village. €12 booking on Eventbrite
Fun Slime Workshop with Professor RoRo.  Join us for this 90 minute fun science workshop. Get your fingers messy as you discover how to make slime and have lots of fun creating your own. A small group,  ideal for boys or girls from 6 to 12 year olds. Kids entertainment with a mix of education.
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3pm – 5pm Live music in the Scarecrow Village with JL Sounds 

In the small green, across from the Scarecrow Village
From 11am to 6pm Monday 25th July – Friday 29th July

Durrow Walk
Historical Walk of Durrow, booking on Eventbrite €5
The Walk is based on Marie Moylan’s Historical Map of Durrow and will follow the route of same. The earliest record of Durrow dates back to 546 A.D. and the walk will take you along to visit many distinctive buildings including the Courthouse, The Famine Memorial, the Castle, the Castle Gate Lodge and the Obelisk (in the Castle grounds). This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the history of Durrow. Allow a minimum of 1 hour for the walk but may take more time. Meet at the Scarecrow Village Entrance ten minutes before the start of the walk, wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots, this walk is part village and part countryside.
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