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Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival 2013

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by Susan Jackson (subscribe)
Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
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Mount Tamborine Scarecrow Festival
Image courtesy of Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival


It's that time of year again when Tamborine Mountain comes alive, not with the sound of music, but a celebration of scarecrows during it's annual Scarecrow Festival. It runs from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October, 2013 and offers a fun family day out.

Mount Tamborine Scarecrow Festival

Sculptures with a difference, all scarecrow related, will grace the roads of North Tamborine on and around Gallery Walk, on a 14 km trail. Homes and businesses will create a mixture of classic and modern scarecrows and put them out on display.

Mount Tamborine Scarecrow Festival

Back in 2008 there were 60 scarecrows on show. This year it is expected that there will be over 200. Visiting the mountain and spotting the scarecrows is a different type of fun, for passengers young and old and it's great to see everyone out enjoying themselves. It's a free event too so all it will cost is your petrol.



Kids love the festival - play them the Speks version of the Dingle Dangle Scarecrow before you set off. It's a traditional Irish sound to accompany an unusual day out. Take that trip up the mountain and enjoy the creativity of this community.

Mount Tamborine Scarecrow Festival


There's lots of entertainment on offer too. Examples of Street Entertainment from last year, together with location info, can all be found on the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival website. There's a bush dance too on the Saturday night.

Mount Tamborine Scarecrow Festival


If prize money and local fame is a drawcard for you, then get up there this year and check out the competition and enter your own scarecrow next year.

mount Tamborine Scarecrow Festival
This lady was a bit fruity


Mount Tamborine Scarecrow Festival
As for this lad, he was a tad cheeky

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Why? Go scarecrow spotting along the trail up on Mount Tamborine
When: Fri 18 Oct - Sun 20 October, 2013
Phone: 0404 453777
Where: Mount Tamborine
Cost: Free
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I love the Scarecrow Festival - and that last picture never fails to crack me up!
by Carly Ogborne (score: 3|4626) 1486 days ago
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