The Tamborine Mountain celebrates the Scarecrow Festival every year with full enthusiasm and passion. There are various fun activities, music and entertainment sources in this festival. A large number of scarecrows are displayed that are made by people from every age group. Near about 200 scare crows are displayed in this festival. There are various prizes kept for the best scarecrows made.
The scarecrow festival started initially in 2008. At that time there were 60 scarecrows in the festival and it was a huge success. From that time it is loved and awaited by the residents and visitors impatiently. It is celebrated in the month of October. There is a lot to do at this festival including creation of a unique scare crow which can fetch a number of prizes. There are shops, accommodation, cafes and other facilities which increase the fun level several times. This festival makes the weekend memorable for the citizens and the visitors both. The Scarecrow festival of 2013 was a fun filled weekend for everyone. It was a gigantic success and people of every age group participated in this event with full passion. There was a great variety of entertainment like singers, musicians, dancers and drummers who performed on the streets and mt tamborine restaurants.
The scarecrow festival at Mt Tambourine is full of entertainment, busters, face painters, street performers, poetry and coloring competitions, talent quest and many more things. Besides this, a family Bush Dance is also organized on the Saturday night. This dance is a real fun for very young, very old, and everyone in between. The whole weekend is full of fun and leisure. Finally on Sunday afternoon this festival winds up with lots of entertainment and prize distribution. Every year people come up with more creative ideas and curiosity for making different type of scarecrows. Hope that number of scarecrows will increase in 2014!