The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is now in its 4th year. Nominated for ‘Best Festival of 2012′ in the Irish Times Ticket Awards, the festival is fast becoming one of national acclaim. With a recorded attendance in the Scarecrow Village for the past two years of over 10,000 people (while an estimated 2,000 more rambled through the streets of this picturesque village,) this festival has something for everyone and represents great family fun and value for money.
The highlight of the festival is of course the All Ireland Scarecrow Championships in which over 120 scarecrows from the four corners of Ireland and even further afield will compete to win a prize. With a prize fund of €3,000 of which the overall winner will receive €1,000 competition this year is bound to be fierce. This year in celebration of The Gathering an international category will also be included in the competition.
There is plenty more on offer in Durrow during the festival including live music, craft workshops etc. We are currently working on our programme of events for this year’s festival but to get a flavour of things to come check out this year’s provisional Programme of Events
We look forward to welcoming you to Durrow where we hope you will forget about the challenges of daily life and have your heart filled with joy and your ears with laughter.