Erindale Neighbourhood Garden

A growing community

Fri 21 SEPTEMBER 2018 

It's that time of the year again! Erindale Neighbourhood Garden

Annual Spring Scarecrow Festival 

Friday 21 September 2018. 

What: Community event - Scarecrow Festival

When: Set up your scarecrows anytime in the week of Monday 17 September. Informal judging Fri 21 Sept, 10:30 am

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.

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. 

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 17 September. On Friday 21 September, there will be a very informal judging of the entries at 10:30 am.

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 2018

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 vegetable seeds – ready to plant for the 

Autumn Harvest Festival

at the Neighbourhood Garden in April 2019!

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