They scare away birds but scarecrows will draw in crowds to the sixth annual Tamborine Scarecrow Festival. The Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival is an annual event to celebrate the great lifestyle that is enjoyed on the Mountain. It is essentially a huge Sculpture Show with the subjects being Scarecrow related!
The Tamborine Scarecrow Festival is run over three days and will feature more than 200 scarecrows lining Gallery Walk at North Tamborine, including a mixture of the classic straw design as well as others of the living variety.
It is always one of the most entertaining weekends of the year and if you are walking around Tamborine, expect to see scarecrows hanging off ladders or sitting on chairs but be careful if you poke them, because some of them may just jump out at you. The event never thought it would become as big as it has and initially started with the intention of bringing a few more people to Tamborine and now it has become nationally recognised.
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 scarecrows displayed during the event will be judged in several categories including most creative, scariest and best group entry.
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.
There will be a street party on October 18 while The Wizard of Oz will be screened. The festival will be held from noon on Friday October 18 to 5pm on Sunday October 12.
Contact Surf City Transfers and we can organise a reliable and professional airport transfer or if ypu are already on the Gold Coast we can transfer you from your accommodation to Tambourine Mountain. If you would prefer you can visit our Gold Coast Airport Airport page or complete the “The Request a Quote” form and our friendly booking consultant will contact you.