Mary Valley scarecrow season about to “open”
The annual Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival is about to “open”, making it legal to go “scarecrow spotting” in the South-East Queensland region.
But organiser Carol Miller is in desperate need of “living „crows” to help the stuffed ones make their comeback in the valley.
Scarecrow season kicks off on September 24 and it is time to get the registration forms out to the local residents to encourage entries.
Once the „crows go up from September 24, visitors and locals alike can engage in the scarecrow season favourite activity of “scarecrow spotting”.
There is nothing better than downloading the directional map of scarecrow hang-outs, packing a picnic lunch and the kids, and going for a drive from Lagoon Pocket near Gympie all the way south through the valley to Conondale and Crystal Waters. Or you can do the trip the other way round, if it suits you!
If you want to put up a „crow yourself, entry is free and there are three categories – children aged five to 15 years, artistic and traditional – but scarecrows cannot be judged unless they are registered and given a catalogue number.
The Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival runs from September 24 to October 30. Check out the website www.scarecrows.org.au and contact Mrs Miller on 5446 0100 if you can help out.
She said the job requires a small amount of time and a little organisation.
“But mostly it is a lot of fun!” she said.
The Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival
September 24 to October 30
Maleny and Conondale, the Mary Valley to include Brooloo, Imbil, Kandanga, Amamoor, and Dagun.
various locations, Mary Valley
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