Erindale Neighbourhood Garden

A growing community

11-17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Erindale Neighbourhood Garden is excited to announce the launching of its 

Annual Spring Scarecrow Festival. 

What: Community event - Scarecrow Festival

When: the week of 11-17 September. Informal judging Fri 15 Sept, 11:00am

Where: Erindale Neighbourhood Garden, Comrie Street Wanniassa (opposite Erindale Centre). Teams and supporters (teachers, carers, family, friends) can come to the Garden at any time in Festival Week to set up their scarecrows, or simply to enjoy the displays.

How to participate: form a school/daycare/family or other group, and build a scarecrow to bring to the Garden for display during Festival Week!

Aim: for children and adults of all ages to have fun, be creative, and enjoy community involvement through constructing a scarecrow. The scarecrows will be displayed at Erindale Neighbourhood Garden during the week commencing Monday 11 September 2017.

Who can participate: we welcome participation from any interested groups, such as: day care and family day care, preschools, schools, families; community or other groups, aged care residents. Any school or organisation can enter as many teams as they wish.

How to enter:

Simple!  Either -

  • complete and submit the application form online (Form is under the "Scarecrow" tab), or
  • print, complete and scan the application form and email it to the Neighbourhood Garden co-ordinator at: [email protected]

How to participate:

Each team participating in the Festival will design and construct a scarecrow, or a group of scarecrows. The scarecrows can be–

  • made from any materials (eg recycled materials, sticks, straw, fabric, car tyres, old brooms, metal, plastic, cardboard, paper)
  • any size (but of course, need to be able to be transported easily)
  • as imaginative as you like. The scarecrows might represent a story or song (eg a nursery rhyme), concept (eg saving water), idea or theme (eg Australian culture). They can be in groups; they don’t have to be people.

Scarecrows can be brought to the Erindale Neighbourhood Garden at Comrie Street, Wanniassa (opposite the Erindale Centre - see map on this website under "How to find us" tab) during the week of 11 September. On Friday 15 September, there will be a very informal judging of the entries at 11:00am.

Ribbons will be awarded to teams for:

  • Most original scarecrow/theme/idea/concept
  • Use of recycled materials
  • Best in team category: (a) day care and preschool; (b) K- Year 2; (c) Years 3-6; (d) High school and College; 
     (e) family/friends, aged care, community or other group
  • Best in Scarecrow Festival for 2017

If you’re looking for ideas to help you decide what type of scarecrow you’d like to make, simply go online and search for “scarecrows”. There are hundreds of pictures!

All teams that participate in the Scarecrow Festival will receive a free packet of pumpkin seeds – ready to plant for the 

Autumn Pumpkin Festival

at the Neighbourhood Garden in April 2018!

HOW TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY FORM: See Entry Form under "Scarecrow" tab!

For further information, or for any questions:

  • Complete and send a Contact Form, or
  • email: [email protected], or
  • call the Garden Co-ordinator (Karen) on 0407 896489


Erindale Neighbourhood Garden is a not-for-profit initiative managed by a community Garden Committee under the auspices of Tuggeranong Uniting Church, ABN 300 41183691