2019 Barossa Vintage Festival Scarecrow Competition details

The Barossa Scarecrow Committee has organised a series of workshops to help you get your creation ready for this year's Barossa Vintage Festival.
The Barossa Scarecrow Committee has organised a series of workshops to help you get your creation ready for this year's Barossa Vintage Festival.

If you’re eager to enter this year’s Barossa Vintage Festival Scarecrow Competition then the first thing you must do is register your creation – even before it’s made.

That’s the official word from the Scarecrow Competition Committee, who have in place awesome prizes up for grabs; all kindly donated by a swag of generous businesses.

Participation is free with scarecrows encouraged for display in your business, property, school, church or home.

How to register 

All you need to do is head to barossavintagefestival.com.au/getinvolved, scroll down to Barossa Scarecrows and hit the link at the bottom of the text. Once in there register your details including your email address.

To be included in the scarecrow map, and to be judged for the people's choice award, please register your proposed scarecrow location by Sunday, March 11.

Scarecrow installation will need to be complete by Sunday, April 6 to be considered for a prize. The category winning scarecrows will be announced in Angaston, Sunday, April 28.

Prize categories and sponsors 

  • Best Residential – Wohlers $300 shopping spree
  • Best Business/Organisation – $100 Tanunda Clubhouse voucher, six bottle of Tim Smith Wines
  • Best Childcare Centre/Kindergarten (under 5s) – $150 Toyworld voucher and Kids Unite, gift pack
  • Best Primary School – $250 Barossa Bowland voucher
  • Best High School – $150 Visa Card voucher
  • People’s Choice – $100 Clubhouse voucher, six bottles of Tim Smith Wines
  • Random Draw - $250 pre-paid Visa Card donated by Felicity Cock 
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The Scarecrow Competition Committee have in place four dates to assist people to create their scarecrows.

The Regional Art Gallery, Basedow Road, Tanunda, will open its doors to the public keen to make their scarecrow on Saturdays, February 23 and March 9, 11am-2pm. 

Committee members with stage set designer Rowena Sloane will be on hand to provide hands on expert advice. A number of materials including wood for the frames, kindly donated by Barossa Enterprises, and some clothing and stuffing material, will be available to use, plus tools to build your scarecrow.

The public will need to provide items to personalise their scarecrows.

In addition, another two workshops will run at Mitre 10, Nuriootpa, on Monday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 6, from 6pm-9pm.

Mitre 10 will provide the stuffing, the scarecrow timber frame, crafts to help make faces etc. and guidance.

The public will need to provide all clothing to personalise their scarecrow, pillow cases for the head, and any other items to make it unique. 

Register with Mitre 10 staff on 8568 6005.