Get ready to cast your votes in the Scarecrow Competition

An invasion of scarecrows is about to hit the region - 145 registered creations to be precise.

A much loved tradition of the Barossa Vintage Festival, the 2019 Scarecrow Trail provides a free, self-guided tour which is fun for the whole family.

You can collect a map from the Barossa Visitor Centre or Barossa Herald office, or use this interactive map (below) to find your way from one end of the Barossa to the other.

Click or tap on the map to zoom in on each location.

Literally popping up overnight, you will spot scarecrows stretched out in paddocks, adorning shop windows, lining school boundaries, inviting visitors and locals into cellar doors and businesses and welcoming people to community groups and churches.

Scarecrows need to be out and ready for the public to view from this Saturday, April 6, to be considered for a prize.

Once you've checked out these amazing creations, it's time to vote for your favourite in the People's Choice category.

The scarecrow creation, with the highest amount of votes, will receive a $100 Tanunda Clubhouse voucher and six bottles of Tim Smith Wines. You can only vote online.

Other scarecrow category winners to be judged by the Scarecrow Committee and sponsor representatives will be:

  • 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
  • Random Draw - $250 pre-paid Visa Card donated by Felicity Cock

All these category winners and the People's Choice winner will be announced at 'Something in the Street', Angaston on Sunday, April 28.

To Vote in the People's Choice

Fill out the People's Choice form found below by nominating your favourite scarecrow by number, leaving your name, email address, phone number.

You can only vote once.

Barossa Herald will publish a vote tally intermittently until voting closes on Friday, April 26 at 5pm.

All scarecrow winners will be announced in the Barossa Herald on Wednesday, May 1.

The Barossa Scarecrow Competition is proudly supported by Tim Smith Wines, Homburg and Barossa Herald.