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Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival 2016

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Festival Dates: Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2016.

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 September 30th, the Scarecrows need to be out very early – ready for the teams of judges to inspect and decide on winners.

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



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  • Scarecrow Trail viewing all weekend (Friday to Sunday)
  • Scarecrow competitions (kids, families, businesses, schools, associations and more!)
  • Street entertainment throughout the weekend and lots more!

 

  • Roving buskers: Saturday in Main Street, and Sunday at Gallery Walk
  • Friday night: Barefoot Bowls – Scarecrow-style at the Tamborine Mountain Bowls Club
  • Saturday: 12pm – 7pm Festival Fun at the Long Road Sports Grounds (Round Mountain Girls, Bubble Soccer, Jumping Castle, Human Bowls, Pony Rides, Pig Races, Farm Animal Petting Zoo, Food vendors)
  • Sunday: Entertainment and prize-giving at the Fortitude Brewing Company
  • Kids’ Colouring Competition
  • Poetry Competition
 

PRIZES, PRIZES & PRIZES

Thanks to our EX-STRAW-DINARY Sponsors for 2016. 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 23rd September, and on Friday 30th September 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 2016 Prize Categories have been decided upon.

2016 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
 

Prizes will be awarded in each category.

Our Wonderful Sponsors for 2016:

The following sponsors are acknowledged for their contribution
to the success of the Scarecrow Festival:
GOLD: Glow Worm Tours (Cedar Creek), Professionals Real Estate,
Scenic Rim Council, Tamborine Mtn Chamber of Commerce
SILVER: St Bernards Hotel, Tamborine Mtn Bowls Club, SupaIGA,
Clearview Window Cleaning
BRONZE: Granny Mac’s Fudge, Thunderbird Park, Applied Business
Accounting, Mt Tamborine Motel, The Polish Place, Mason’s Winery
SUPPORTERS: Little Miss Marie, Mitre 10, The Vino Bus, Bygone Days
FigTree Lane.

Our wonderful and generous Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival Sponsors for 2016...

The following sponsors are acknowledged for their contribution
to the success of the Scarecrow Festival:
GOLD: Glow Worm Tours (Cedar Creek), Professionals Real Estate,
Scenic Rim Council, Tamborine Mtn Chamber of Commerce
SILVER: St Bernards Hotel, Tamborine Mtn Bowls Club, SupaIGA,
Clearview Window Cleaning
BRONZE: Granny Mac’s Fudge, Thunderbird Park, Applied Business
Accounting, Mt Tamborine Motel, The Polish Place, Mason’s Winery
SUPPORTERS: Little Miss Marie, Mitre 10, The Vino Bus, Bygone Days
FigTree Lane.
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. Display your REGISTRATION Number (see the back page) clearly on your Scarecrow, and 

  2. Place this completed section in a Rego Box at one of the following locations listed below:
    • Visitor Information Centre – Doughty Park, North Tamborine
    • Tamborine Mountain Library – Main Street, North Tamborine
    • Granny Mac’s Fudge Store – Gallery Walk, Eagle Heights
    • Taste Buddies – Siganto Street, Mount Tamborine
    • SupaIGA - Main Western Road, North Tamborine
    • Professionals Real Estate – Main Street, North Tamborine

    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 16 September 2016. Full details are on the form.

    Scarecrow Festival busking dates are Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October 2016.

    Colouring Competition

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

    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 26th September.

    • Visitor Information Centre – Doughty Park, North Tamborine
    • Tamborine Mountain Library – Main Street, North Tamborine
    • Granny Mac’s Fudge Store – Gallery Walk, Eagle Heights
    • Taste Buddies – Siganto Street, Mount Tamborine
    • SupaIGA - Main Western Road, North Tamborine
    • Professionals Real Estate – Main Street, North Tamborine

 

New 2016 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.
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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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 PDF Version strong>or TMSF Performers registration form 2016 Word Version by Friday 16 September 2016. Full details are on the form.

Scarecrow Festival busking dates are Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October 2016.

 

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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