Review: Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2018

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in it's 9th year. It takes place in Durrow, Co.Loais, Ireland. It's a fun and quirky festival running from July 29 to August 6,2018.

This year we attended the first day of the Durrow Scarecrow Festival on Sunday 29 July. It was our second year attending. You can view the 2017 festival by watching the video I posted on YouTube. The 2018 festival is running from July 29 to August 6.

Parking is free and there are numerous parking lots allocated around the town, depending on which direction you arrive.

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in it's 9th year. It takes place in Durrow, Co.Loais, Ireland. It's a fun and quirky festival running from July 29 to August 6,2018.

Durrow Scarecrow Festival

The whole town is lined with an assortment of scarecrows. Some are themed but they all have a laminated sign beside them explaining what exactly it’s suppose to be. I especially loved this scarecrow of Georgia from Love Island….cause I’m Loyal Babes.

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in it's 9th year. It takes place in Durrow, Co.Loais, Ireland. It's a fun and quirky festival running from July 29 to August 6,2018.

In the centre of town, there is a food and craft fair and also the Scarecrow Village. As we attended on a Sunday we had to pay €3 per adult, to enter the Scarecrow Village. Inside the village, there is a stage, face painting, bouncy castles, food stands and a lovely place you can paint plaster ornaments. We choose a butterfly for our 2-year-old to paint. It cost €3 for the size we chose.

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in it's 9th year. It takes place in Durrow, Co.Loais, Ireland. It's a fun and quirky festival running from July 29 to August 6,2018.

Outside the village and throughout Durrow, there is also a scarecrow trail you can follow. Here we found some lovely pieces, including some nursery rhyme scarecrows.

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in it's 9th year. It takes place in Durrow, Co.Loais, Ireland. It's a fun and quirky festival running from July 29 to August 6,2018.

Above is Mary Mary quite contrary. Below is The old lady who lives in a shoe.

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in it's 9th year. It takes place in Durrow, Co.Loais, Ireland. It's a fun and quirky festival running from July 29 to August 6,2018.

Continuing on the Scarecrow Trail we stumbled across a playground which our toddler enjoyed and a very well thought out Electric Picnic scene.

 

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in it's 9th year. It takes place in Durrow, Co.Loais, Ireland. It's a fun and quirky festival running from July 29 to August 6,2018.

The camping grounds.

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in it's 9th year. It takes place in Durrow, Co.Loais, Ireland. It's a fun and quirky festival running from July 29 to August 6,2018.

Some playground fun.

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in it's 9th year. It takes place in Durrow, Co.Loais, Ireland. It's a fun and quirky festival running from July 29 to August 6,2018.

 

The costs

It’s a low-cost day out. We spent:

  • €9 to gain entry to Scarecrow Village (3 adults)
  • €2 for a bouncy castle and then bought 3 tokens for €5 so out toddler could enjoy the other bouncy castles.
  • €3 to paint our plaster ornament

We did buy some food from the stands, a burger costing €5, a large hotdog costing €5, a Nutella and marshmallow crepe costing €4.50 and a large bag of handmade crisps for €5. If you bring your own food it will save a lot and reduce your spending.

Also, I believe if you visit mid-week the price of entry to the scarecrow village is €2 per adult. They have a facebook and website with all of the details.

Overall it’s worth a visit, it’s a fun, quirky and friendly festival, something unique to experience this summer.

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is an annual event in it's 9th year. It takes place in Durrow, Co.Loais, Ireland. It's a fun and quirky festival running from July 29 to August 6,2018.

If you are looking for some free attractions in Co. Kildare, check out my post on Kildare Farm Food or Pollardstown Fen. Looking for a review on SEALIFE Bray or Lullymore Heritage Park check out these posts.

Until next time,

Karen x

 

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