The Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival

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The Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival

The Mary Valley is turning tradition on its ear this year with the annual Scarecrow Festival about to kick off on September 14. The scary fellows will hang around until October 18.

Registrations opened on August 19 and the stuffed figures will be popping up on country roads and busy streets from September 14.

Categories are Open, Traditional and Child (5-15yrs).

You can choose to make a traditional ‘crow, or enter something extraordinary in the artistic category. There is also a children’s category for five to 15-year-old scarecrow creators.

If you have never made a 'crow before, here's some starting tips.

You can make a simple “skeleton” from two wooden pieces like broomsticks by binding them together to form a cross. Use a pillowcase or a pumpkin or similar for a head (remember that a pumpkin will shrink over time). Paint a face and put head on the top of the cross.

For hands and legs put a shirt over your cross-shaped frame and use gloves for hands or tie the ends of the sleeves so the stuffing will stay inside. Put the pants on and leave enough wood at the bottom of the leg to stake your scarecrow in the ground.

Traditionally stuffing is made of straw or hay, but you can use clothing, plastic bags or even newspapers.

Stuff the pants first, tuck the shirt in, button and zip the pants. Tie rope or twine around the waist to act as a belt. Stuff the shirt arms first, then the rest of the torso.

Then accessorise to your heart’s content.

Find out more by emailing or visit

You can pick up a registration form from the following locations: Conondale Shop, Kenilworth Information Centre, Ridges Shop at Poulson Road, Mary Valley Traders at Imbil, Kandanga Information Centre.

The Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival
Mary Valley
September 14th
Registrations opened on August 19th

To find out more information please contact or visit

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Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival :
PO Box 184, Kenilworth
07 5446 0100
Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival

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