The festival that’s outstanding in its field …

The Funky Zone

Where: On the Abbeyleix Road out of Durrow on the left hand side, within walking distance from the village centre. (Formerly The Ranch)
When: 11am to 6pm each day
Admission Fees:  Adults €3 – Children €1 (pay at entrance with cash or card accepted – some optional charges will apply inside)

Children can get lost in the Scarecrow Maze whilst parents enjoy a sit down with an ice-cream, tea or coffee, younger children will enjoy the Mud Kitchen and Sand Play Area

Tom Dunne Agri-Aware Pet Farm will be in the Funky Zone on Sunday 30th July, Saturday 5th August and Sunday 6th August, with an adorable collection of farmyard pets.

Lego fans will enjoy browsing the huge collection of models and frames with the brilliant Lego Miniatures, who will be with us for all nine days of this year’s festival.

Laois Archery will also be with us on Sunday 30th July, Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th and Bank Holiday Monday 7th August!

Durrow & District Pipe Band – Memories & Memorabilia Display

Lastly but by no means least, the Funky Zone will also have Europe’s largest bouncy castle – The Miami Slide.  The Miami Slide is available for all nine days of this year’s Scarecrow festival from 11am until 6.00pm!!

The Scarecrow Village

Where: The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois – Enclosed Festival Area
When: Please Note 2pm to 7pm
Admission Fees:  Adults €5 – Children €1. Pay at entrance, with cash or card accepted – some optional charges will apply inside.

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

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 situated in the Scarecrow Village every day, we have lots to keep kids amused and entertained including Sand Art, optional Bouncy Castles, Pick ‘n’ Paint, Games, Workshops for all age groups, some of the best Scarecrows from this, and previous year’s All Ireland Scarecrow Championship will also be on display. 

Tempt your taste buds whilst visiting some high quality Food Stalls, as you soak in the sounds of all this year’s Live Music and Entertainment, including acts such as The Finns, Brinda Irani, and Drops Of Green, throughout the week.

Summer Camp

10am to 1pm – Durrow Scarecrow Festival Summer Camp takes place in the Scarecrow Village.
Please note the Scarecrow Village is closed during Summer Camp hours and opens at 2pm on all days July 31st to August 4th.

Laser Wars

11am to 6pm – Laser Wars takes place in the small Green opposite the Scarecrow Village

Wood Turning Demonstrations

2pm to 5pm – Woodturning Demonstration with Padraic Phelan, in the Scarecrow Village 

Children’s Cookery Class

2pm to 3pm – With Ballinakill Cookery School 

Our Children’s Cookery Class takes place in the Scarecrow Village.

Get kids baking this summer with this hands on cooking class. Kids will make gingerbread dough which they can bring home to bake. Then each child will have to practise their decorating skills by turning gingerbread men into scarecrow people. A great fun class for the kids while learning life skills.

Booking on Eventbrite €10

Julie Rose McCormack Puppeteer

2pm to 6pm – Julie Rose McCormack brings here magical Puppet Shows to the Scarecrow Village

Hip Hop Demo

3pm – Hip Hop Demo in the Scarecrow Village

Live Music

All live music takes place in the Scarecrow Village!

2pm – 4pm – Live music with Billy White
4:30pm – 6:30pm – Live Music with Ray & Paddy