Scarecrow Competition

Beechdale Scarecrow Competition is back!

Our Scarecrow Competition is Back for 2016!

It’s been a while since our last Scarecrow competition here at Beechdale Garden Centre so we’ve decided to bring it back for 2016!

Many local schools, charities and community¬† groups like to get involved and the standard of entries is very high. Mostly it is all about fun, teamwork and creativity. Past scarecrows have been made from recycled and found objects and have included Scarecrows dedicated to Lady GaGA, ….

Entries are to be in by 3pm on Saturday 07th May.: Fill out an entry form available here and return to Beechdale Garden Centre, Moneytucker, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford by 3pm Saturday 07th May

Suggestions of Types of Scarecrow:

Traditional Harvest Figures: These scarecrows will be typically old-fashioned figures constructed from throw-aways from the farm/home: – e.g. clothing, hay, stuffing, farm implements, or farm produce (vegetables, pumpkins, etc.)

Humorous Scarecrows: These scarecrows should evoke smiles, if not belly laughs. Current events, storybook characters, cartoon figures, crazy characters, or out of the ordinary situations are just a few of the ideas for humorous scarecrows. These characters would be fictional.

Celebrity Scarecrows: Use your imagination! This scarecrow can depict a modern day celebrity, or one from your past. A celebrity is a real person. (Hint: consider movie or tv stars, book characters, famous people in the news, famous historical figures.)

Scary-Horror Scarecrow: Designed to scare more than crows! You can use famous characters from movies or gothic novels or your imagination.

Prizes will be presented on Saturday,14th May 2016. The judges are volunteers and are not employed by Beechdale Garden Centre. All judging decisions are final. Encourage your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and see all the scarecrows at this wonderful festival.

Our last Scarecrow competition was held in 2013 and the winning Scarecrow was Tin can Tom created by the students of St. Ibar’s National School in the village of Clohamon tucked in by the river Slaney. Check out the images below for ideas!

Download Entry Form here >>