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Birdwood Farm Day 2013

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Don't forget your scarecrow
Warm your hands around the camp fire as the billy boils and the tantalising aroma of freshly baked damper mingles with crisp country air at the annual Birdwood Farm Day.

This year marks the 39th Birdwood Farm Day, a proud tradition that gets bigger and better each time. What originally began as a school fundraising exercise has grown into a much-loved community event that attracts crowds of around 5000 people.

Birdwood Farm Day, Garden Supplies
Image courtesy of Birdwood Farm Day Facebook page

Birdwood Farm Day will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 10am until 4pm. Find it by following the signs from Birdwood or Gumeracha to the Chalks Campground off Warren Road at Mount Crawford Forest.

Presented by the Birdwood Primary School, it is a family day of fun in the forest that celebrates country life and the best of Birdwood.

There is plenty to see and do with displays and demonstrations of whip cracking, CFS skills, working dogs, dairy milking, sheep shearing, log chopping, equestrian, and even medieval sword fighting.

Birdwood Farm Day, Wood Chopping
Image courtesy of Birdwood Farm Day Facebook page

Participate in activities and games like tractor rides, tug-o-war, face painting, pony and camel rides, and a climbing wall. See native and farm animals, be entertained with live music, and browse the market stalls for bric-a-brac and local art and craft.

Don't forget to bring your scarecrow along for the chance to win some great prizes. The competition is open to all children and families to create their very own scarecrow from recycled materials.

If your scarecrow isn't up to scratch, there are more prizes to be won on the prize wheel, mega raffle, and silent auction.

Birdwood Farm Day, Scarecrow Competition
Image courtesy of Birdwood Farm Day Facebook page

Satisfy a rumbling stomach with hot food, gourmet goodies, and home-made treats. Have a camp fire lunch, bring your barbecue, or pack a picnic if you prefer.

The forest is bound to be chilly in May, so be sure to rug up with your winter woollies. There is shelter around, should the weather be inclement.

Entry to the Birdwood Farm Day is free for children, costs $7 for adults, or a maximum $12 per car. Proceeds support the Birdwood Primary School community. Visit the Birdwood Farm Day website or Facebook page for more information.
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Why? Enjoy a slice of country life
When: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 10am-4pm
Where: Chalks Campground, Warren Road, Mount Crawford Forest
Cost: Children free, adults $7, max $12 per car
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What great fun - I know what we'll be doing tomorrow!
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