Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival 2015

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Festival Dates Friday 16th – Sunday 18th October 2015.

Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival -- Prizes - Live Music - Family Fun - Arts & Craft - and more...

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.

The competitions aren’t confined to Scarecrows – there's colouring, poetry, entertainment and performance art, so there really is something for everyone. Exploring the Scarecrow Trail and spotting the scarecrows is best done at a leisurely pace so you can enjoy everything Tamborine Mountain has to offer on this special weekend.

On Friday October 16th, the scarecrows need to be out very early – ready for the teams of judges to inspect and decide on winners.

The 2015 Scarecrow Festival will be broadcast live by Breeze Radio Station FM 100.6 on the Gold Coast

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Video clip graciously supplied by TPD Media (Great South East, Queensland Weekender, Creek to Coast, Broncos Insider, as well as Brisbane’s annual spectacular, Riverfire).



Festival Dates - Friday 16th – Sunday 18th October 2015.

2015 Scarecrow Festival Programme



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View – Print – Download the FULL Scarecrow Festival Programme (PDF)

Don't forget the Scarecrow Dance at Vonda Youngman Centre, Main St., North Tamborine 6pm - 11pm

school-dance-scarecrow-festival Family fun!

Live music by TM Bush Band, Raffles

Parade & Judging of LIVE Scarecrows

Hot Food & Bar open & more...

JOIN US!

Child $5.00 • Adult $10.00

Tickets available from:

- Tamborine Mountain State School Admin
- St Bernard State School Admin

**An initiative of St Bernard S.S. P&C & Tamborine Mountain S.S. P&C

PRIZES, PRIZES & PRIZES

Thanks to our EX-STRAW-DINARY Sponsors for 2014. An Excellent reason to Shop Locally to support the great businesses who support the Festival.

Scarecrow Competition participants - Instructions - please register your scarecrow display before Friday 11 October and on Friday 16 October make sure your scarecrows are securely in place early in the morning so that they are ready for judging and early-bird visitors.

You are also encouraged to leave your scarecrows in place for the whole of the following week for more visitors.

But it's not just the scarecrows in competition – there's colouring, poetry and entertainers and the value of the sponsorship encourages so many people to enter!

New 2015 Prize Categories have been decided upon.

2015 Prize Categories
Best In Show
Best by Association / Club
Best Family
Best Kids (school age with minimum adult supervision)
Celebrity
Creative
Best By Business
Traditional
Best by School/ Kindy
Country Cousins (anyone not living on Tamborine Mountain)
Best Live Scarecrow

Our Wonderful Sponsors for 2014


Best In Show
$500.00
GoTambo
WINNER! Rego #32 Pip Collins - Location: Marks & Gardner Gallery, Nth Tamborine
Best By An Association/Services Club
$250.00
The Old Church
WINNER! Rego #80 TM Community Care - 24 Southpot Ave Eagle Heights
Best By A Business
$250.00
Heritage Estate Winery
WINNER! Rego #82 Flights of Fancy - Jo Morgan Gallery Walk Eagle Heights
Best Celebrity
$250.00
Jasmin Organics
WINNER! Rego # ‘Maximus Prim’ TMSH School Main St Nth Tamborine
Best Creative
$250.00
Witches Chase Cheese Co
WINNER! Rego #155 - Kavanagh, Hocche& Hatezic Families Cnr Lahey & Long Rd Nth Tamborine
Best Traditional
$250.00
Avocado Sunset B&B
WINNER! Rego #163 Beryl Lancaster - 306 Long Rd Nth Tamborine
Best By A Primary School Or Kindy
$250.00
Granny Mac's Fudge Store
WINNER! Rego #TMS School - Long Rd Nth Tamborine
Best By A Family
$250.00
Mark's & Gardner Secret Garden Gallery
WINNER! Rego #06 Smith Family - Alpine Terrace Mt Tamborine
People's Choice As Voted On Facebook
$250.00
Fudge Heaven
Highly Commended
5 x Rainforest Skywalk Family Passes
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
WINNER! Rego #06 Smith Family - Alpine Terrace Mt Tamborine
WINNER! Rego #31 Criss Family - 60 Lahey Rd Nth Tamborine
WINNER! Rego #07 Cindy Wood - 358 Main Western Rd Nth Tamborine
WINNER! Rego #204 - Cullen Family Lahey Rd Nth Tamborine
WINNER! Rego# Greig-Byrne Family - 30 Lahey Rd Nth Tamborine
Highly Commended 3 x Southern Cross 4WD Tours Vouchers Southern Cross 4WD Tours WINNER! Rego#129 - St Bernards SSchool School Rd Mt Tamborine WINNER! Rego#63 - Bungunyah Community Gardens Long Rd Eagle Heights WINNER! Rego#109 - Bungunyah Manor 160 Long Rd Eagle Heights Highly Commended 1 x Thunderbird Park Family Pass Thunderbird Park WINNER! Rego#134 - Goodstart Early Learning TM Cnr Long & Curtis rd Nth Tamborine Highly Commended 1 x IGA Voucher ($50) Carlos Super IGA WINNER! Rego#143 - Tamborine & District Local Producers Assoc Main Western Rd Mt Tamborine Colouring Competition - Best Overall $50 Gift Koala Baby Organics WINNER! Best Overall - Fuschia Colouring Competition - 3-5 years $25 Gift Voucher Flights of Fancy WINNER! Best 3-5yrs - Grace Tandy Colouring Competition - 6-9 years $25 Gift Voucher Clemart Gallery WINNER! 6-9yrs - Talia Criss Colouring Competition - 10-13 years $25 Gift Voucher North Tamborine News WINNER! 10-13yrs - Adrianne Post Poetry Competition - Best Scarecrow Festival Themed Poem $50 Delma McCrea WINNER! Best Scarecrow Themed Poem - 'The Lonely Scarecrow' by Julie Wilkinson
$50
Delma McCrea
WINNER! Best by a Child - 'Sally the Scarecrow' by Zoe de Jersey [age 7]
$50
Carlos Super IGA
WINNER! 'Tamborine Olly' by Tina Phare
Shon's Lost for Words
WINNER! 'Scarecrow Moe' by Roxy Wilbur [age 8)


Our wonderful and generous Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival Sponsors for 2015...

Sponsorship Category Sponsor
Gold Fudge Heaven
The Glow Worm Caves
Silver The Professionals Tamborine Mountain
Silver Tamborine Mountain Bowls Club
Silver Tamborine Mountain Electrical Services
Silver La Ferme Provencale Restaurant
Bronze Avocado Sunset B&B
Beard and Brau
Clearview Window Cleaning
Granny Mac's Fudge
Jasmin Organics
Joseph The Green Grocer
Southern Cross 4WD Tours
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
The Old Church
Tamborine Cooking School
Witches Chase Cheese Co
Supporter Amanda's House of Hair
Bargains r Us
Bunganyah Manor
Delma McCrea
Eagle Heights Bakery
Eagle Heights Butchery
Eagle Heights Foodworks
Flights of Fancy
Flower Patch on Main
Little Miss Marie
Mitre 10
Mountain Brew Co.
Shon's Lost for Words
St Bernards State School
Switch Boutique
Tamborine Takeaways
Tamborine Mountain Optometry
The Escarpment Retreat
The Pet Food Dude

A community project by the Tamborine Mountain Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc and proudly supported by the Scenic Rim Council Community Grants Program.

Registration Details


  1. Scarecrow Registration - Scarecrow Registration opens on Friday, September 25th and registration closes Monday 12th October.

    The Categories are...

    • Best In Show
    • Celebrity
    • Family
    • Traditional
    • Creative
    • Business
    • School/Kindy
    • Association or Service
    • People's Choice as voted on Facebook
    • Made By A Child
    • Country Cousins (for entries off the Mountain)
    • Live Scarecrow
    Registration Forms may be picked up from the following locations..

    • Visitor Information Centre - Doughty Park, North Tamborine
    • Tamborine Mountain Library - Main St, North Tamborine
    • Granny Macs Fudge Store - Gallery Walk, Eagle Heights
    • Taste Buddies - Siganto Street, Tamborine Mountain
    • Carlo's Super IGA - Main Western Road, North Tamborine
    • Eagle Heights Post Office, Southport Ave., Eagle Heights
    Registration is FREE, however you do not need to register to have a Scarecrow on the trail, but only registered Scarecrows will be eligible for prizes and MUST be displayed on the trail.

    Performers Registration Form

    Buskers are sought for the 8th annual Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival weekend.

    Performers are welcome to put out the hat/sell merchandise. If you would like to be included please complete and return either of the attached forms (TMSF Performers registration form 2015 PDF Version strong>or TMSF Performers registration form 2015 Word Version by Friday 18 September 2015. Full details are on the form.

    Scarecrow Festival busking dates are Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2015.

    Colouring Competition

    Registration forms for the Colouring competition will be available at the following collection points..

    • Visitor Information Centre - Doughty Park, North Tamborine
    • Tamborine Mountain Library - Main St, North Tamborine
    • Granny Macs Fudge Store - Gallery Walk, Eagle Heights
    • Taste Buddies - Siganto Street, Tamborine Mountain
    • Carlo's Super IGA - Main Western Road, North Tamborine
    • Eagle Heights Post Office, Southport Ave., Eagle Heights

    Poetry Competition

    For the Poetry Competition, entries need to be dropped into one of the entry boxes at the collection points listed above, with your name & contact details.

    Colouring & Poetry competitions close Monday 12th October.


New 2014 Scarecrow Trail - bigger and better!


The Scarecrow Trail has been extended and with scarecrows peering down from trees, parachuting into gardens, hiding behind fences and climbing ladders to rooftops it's become 'Spot the Scarecrow Discovery Trail'. Plan to take your time so you don't miss the special something that every scarecrow has.

Map Scarecrow Festival Trail 2014

To view or print yourself a copy of the Scarecrow Trail, click (or right click & select) on this PDF link Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival Trail 2015 to open a large easy to read file that you can view or print.

Please use the Google Interactive Map below to find your way about Tamborine Mountain or get directions to and from your location.



Street Entertainment

This is some of the street entertainment fun from previous years – if you would like to be a part of the 2015 Festival entertainment please Email Us or call us now +61 7 5545 3595.

Performers Registration Form

Buskers are sought for the 8th annual Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival weekend.

Performers are welcome to put out the hat/sell merchandise. If you would like to be included please complete and return either of the attached forms (TMSF Performers registration form 2015 PDF Version strong>or TMSF Performers registration form 2015 Word Version by Friday 18 September 2015. Full details are on the form.

Scarecrow Festival busking dates are Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October 2015.



How to make a simple wearable Scarecrow Mask

Wearable Scarecrow Hayden Mask

Make it SIMPLE! View, download or print our QUICK 4 STEP GUIDE to making a wearable Scarecrow mask. Have fun being a real live, walkin' talkin' scarecrow during the upcoming Festival!

How To Make a Scarecrow

You or a friend could dress up and sit in a wheelbarrow or rocking chair OR .......

For a BASIC Scarecrow you will need:

For the Head - A 2 litre juice container, plastic bags, hessian bag, pillowcase, straw, bubble wrap, plastic bags, rags, straw for stuffing. Wire, glue, rope/twine, safety pins, hat

For the Body skeleton - 2 Sticks of timber: such as brooms, rakes, mops, bamboo poles, garden stakes

Hammer & nail or glue or rope or pantyhose to make 2 sticks into a cross

For the Body - overalls, shirt, trousers, belt, jacket/vest

More stuffing

Gloves, boots

Instructions for a VERY BASIC Scarecrow.

  • Take the 2 pieces of timber and glue, nail or securely tie to make a 'cross'
  • The horizontal piece ( ---) will form the arms and the vertical piece( I ) will be the body - so keep that in mind when positioning the horizontal piece so your scarecrow has the right proportion of head and body, UNLESS you want him/her to look REALLY WEIRD.
  • If you use a broom or mop you will instantly have a face and hair!
  • The upper bit of the cross will support your scarecrow head. Make the head from an empty juice container secured onto the neck of the stick, or a plastic or Hessian bag or pillow case stuffed with rags, straw or bubble wrap, plastic etc.
  • The face can be drawn on with felt pen, or buttons, felt, milk bottle tops or stuff from a craft store.
  • When you are happy with the look of his head, tie, glue or wire this onto the neck of the cross.
  • Next is the body. The horizontal part of the cross are the arms. You can wrap stuff around them for stuffing, or put a shirt on first and stuff the shirt to get the shape you want (muscles, beer belly, curvy).
  • Secure the shirt to the trousers using safety pins, buttons, sewing, a belt or a rope. Put stuffing into the trousers for the shape you want. Tie the wrists and ankles so the stuffing doesn’t fall out.
  • Add gloves and boots, or sandals and socks, claws or flippers. . . .
  • Pop a hat of some sort onto your scarecrow head and you have the basic scarecrow. Congratulations if you stayed with us!

Next time you can really let your imagination go wild – visit your local op shop and keep an eye out for bits and pieces that make your scarecrow really WOWISH.

P.S. Ask permission from mum before you raid her wardrobe for great scarecrow dressups or she might get mad and look like a scarecrow herself!!

Go to Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival for lots of inspirational photo ideas!

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