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Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival 2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016 - @ 8:00 am - Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 - @ 5:00 pm EST

Logo Scarecrow Festival 2015


The Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival is an annual event to celebrate the great lifestyle we enjoy on the Mountain and want to share with our visitors. It is essentially a huge Sculpture Show with the subjects being Scarecrow related!

Everyone and anyone is encouraged to make a scarecrow and display it on the ‘Spot the Scarecrow Discovery Trail’ or in front of their homes or businesses. The Scarecrows on the Discovery Trail can compete in several categories, for great prize money and local fame. Young, old, clever and artistically-challenged all participate and the result is hundreds of scarecrows that have to be seen to be believed.

Friday 30th September – 10:00 am is when Judging of all Scarecrows entered commences

Saturday 1st October – 12 noon thru 7 pm join the Festival Fun at the Sports Complex in Long Road

Sunday 2nd October – The afternoon is for the awards & prizes ceremony at Fortitude Brewery / Witches Chase Cheese on Long Road (Gallery Walk end)

The 2016 Scarecrow Festival will be broadcast live by Breeze Radio Station FM 100.6 on the Gold Coast


Download our Colouring-in
Competition page
Download the Scarecrow Trail Map


Download the Scarecrow Registration Form HERE

Scarecrow Festival 2016 – Programme for the Weekend:

Thursday 29th September

  • 5-7 pm Media Launch at Glow Worm Caves, thanking the sponsors
  • Kids’ Scarecrow Workshop

Friday 30th September

  • Judging of all scarecrow categories commences at 10am
  • Trail opens from 10am
  • Entries in the Kids (10-13yrs) Colouring in competition on display at the Tamborine Mountain Library and the Juniors (3-9yrs) Colouring in competition displayed at the Elevation Café
  • 6-10pm Scarecrow themed Barefoot Bowls at the Tamborine Mountain Bowls Club

Saturday 1st October

  • Trail Opens for the community and our visitors to drive and enjoy the marvellous Scarecrows before heading on the Scarecrow Festival at the Long Road Sports grounds
  • 10am-2pm Gallery Walk and Main street will be alive with a hive of activity – Busking, Street Performers, Face Painting
  • 12 Noon Head on over to the Long Road Sports Grounds for the Scarecrow Festival
    • The Round Mountain Girls Band 3:30-4:30pm & 5:30-6:30pm
    • Tamborine Mtn Local Guitarist – Ned Heaton 5:00-5:30pm
    • Local Dance Group – All 4 Dance 4:45-5:00pm
    • Adrian & the Bongo Bus Drummers 2:30-3:30
    • Market Stalls
    • Food Vendors – Kransky Sausages, Hot Dogs, Torpedo Potatoes, Hamburgers, Steak Sanga’s, Hot Chips, Kebabs, Fairy Floss, Toffee Apples, Popcorn, Snow Cones, Slushies, Coffee Van, Churros Donuts, Cakes, Lollies and much more
    • Free Jumping Castle
    • Free Human Bowling
    • Free Bubble Soccer
    • Phototopia – Photo Booth
    • Pony Rides
    • Farm Animal Petting Zoo
    • Pig Racing
    • Side Show Alley Clowns
    • Lucky Ducks
    • Sand Art Activities
    • Kids Cup Cake Decorating
    • Kids Plaster Painting

A large portion of these activities are free; for some a gold coin donation will be asked for.

Sunday 2nd October

  • 10am-2pm Gallery Walk will be filled with Buskers
  • 3pm Prizes are awarded at the Witches Falls Cheese Factory on Long Road – Kids and Parents are encouraged to come dressed as Scarecrows. Prizes are awarded for best dressed Live Scarecrows.

A huge shout out to our Sponsors and prize donors!


Friday, September 30th, 2016 - @ 8:00 am
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 - @ 5:00 pm
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TMCCI – Scarecrow Festival
+61 414 300 558


Scarecrow Festival
Long Road Sports Grounds, Long Rd
North Tamborine, QLD 4272 Australia
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+61 414 300 558

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