2008 Kurrajong Scarecrow Festival

2008 was the twelth anniversary of the Kurrajong Scarecrow Festival. Scarecrows were displayed by roadsides all around the town.

On the Sunday a large crowd gathered in Memorial Park to enjoy market stalls, dance and musical performances by local children and displays of blacksmith work, sheep shearing, alpacas, World War II vehicles and much more. The Kurrajong Fire Brigade ran a popular sausage sizzle to feed the crowds.

horse and sulky scarecrow
An excellent eyecatching horse and sulky scarecrow display stands proudly in Memorial Park beside the Kurrajong Scarecrow Festival's mascot, 'Rusty Richard'
fishermen scarecrows
Two scarecrow fishermen row their way across the grass with their dog in this terrific scarecrow rowing boat
hillbilly scarecrows
The Kurrajong Straw-billies scarecrow display representing a pioneer Kurrajong family. See photos and a video of the Kurrajong Straw-billies display.

Scarecrows were brought into Memorial Park on the Sunday to take part in the Spectacle of Scarecrows. The scarecrows in the park competed for the People's Choice Award.

dad and dave scarecrow
A colourful scarecrow character adorning one of the festival market stalls
A clever scarecrow by the Kurrajong Radio Museum, based on the old favourite radio show, 'Dad and Dave'

In the main street of Kurrajong, there was a display of antique machinery, scarecrows made by businesses and buskers to entertain the visitors.

cwa scarecrow
The Kurrajong-Comleroy Historical Society presented a fascinating display of old parish maps from Kurrajong and district in the CWA Hall. Visitors were excited to discover the history of their own properties on these early maps. This display was a preview for an even larger exhibition that will be held in October 2009, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the settlement of Kurrajong.

Left: An artistic scarecrow made by the CWA decorates the entrance to the Kurrajong Comleroy Historical Society exhibition

school scarecrow
Kurrajong Public School again won the Best School category for their colourful displays.

Left: A strawy lady and scarecrow artwork by class 5BF

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