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Only weeks to go until the
start of the Scarecrow Festival
by Cameron Outridge

With only a few weeks to go before the start of the 2003 Maleny Scarecrow Festival, organisers have hit full stride.   Local support and participation in the annual community celebration remains strong and continues to grow every year.   The Scarecrow Festival is organized by volunteers and is operated completely without funding, for the benefit of locals and visitors alike.    Everyone is welcome to join in the spirit of the Festival all you need to do is build a scarecrow, with family and friends, and register your entry by 14/9/03.

Entry forms are available from Maleny Newsagency, Maleny IGA, Maleny Post Office, Maleny Information Centre and Top Notch Secretarial Services.  You can also obtain a 2003 entry form from our website at or phone the office on 5429 6555 for a mail out.

Scarecrow Making Workshops.   There have been a number of scarecrow making workshops organised including a fun morning at King Ludwigs Restaurant on Mountain View Road, starting at 9.30am this Monday, September 1.

Why not come along and get some tips on creating your masterpiece.

Please call Barabara to RSVP on 5499 9377 or register your interest by phoning the office number above.

Only a few weeks until the Maleny Scarecrow Festival Please direct all emails to and the Festival Director, Bob Burns can be contacted directly on 0408 542 965.

Come along to the scarecrow making workshop at King Ludwigs on Monday September 1st.



Scarecrow Festival only a week away

The Maleny Scarecrow Festival is just over a week away. Organisers said they had been flat out responding to enquiries and processing entry forms. The annual event coincides with the September school holidays.

“It presents an opportunity for the community to share creative energy, spirit and pride,’’ said Festival Director Bob Burns. Mr Burns reminded newcomers to the area to express their artistic flair and join in the Spirit of the Festival. “All you do is build a scarecrow for display and lodge an official entry form with organisers before the due date.

“Building a scarecrow with my children last weekend reminded me just how much enjoyment the whole family gets from the shared creative experience. It’s one of those rare opportunities that the whole family can enjoy, with equal input from toddlers to grandparents”.

Entries close September 17. Entry forms can be obtained from Maleny Newsagency, Maleny Information Centre, Maleny Post Office, Maleny IGA and Top Notch Secretarial Services. Entries can also be downloaded directly from the Festival website at

Any email enquiries can be directed to or by phoning the scarecrow office on 5429 6555. Festival Director, Bob Burns can be contacted directly on mobile: 0408 542 965.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.