Now running for 10 years, the Scarecrow Festival and Trail has evolved into a unique community art form. Lovingly hand-crafted using a range of materials, they have been devised and assembled by local children, families, wineries, artists, schools, businesses and range from the wacky to the extraordinary.
- Make a Scarecrow based on the ‘Aussie Icon’ theme or go for a more traditional scarecrow, sculpture or farm year art which will be hosted in the Hinterland
- Admire the Scarecrows by grabbing a car-load of friends and family to drive around the hinterland hills and vote for your favourite ‘People’s Choice’ online
- Visit the Scarecrow Festival Day coinciding with the Red Hill Market, and enjoy the free children’s art activities, children’s scarecrows, live music and fun
- Snap a Selfie of the scarecrows, hashtag #hinterlandscarecrow and upload on Facebook.
Need help? – Check out our ideas page with inspirational photos and how to build a scarecrow details.
The hinterland region covers Red Hill, Red Hill South, Arthurs Seat, Main Ridge, Balnarring, Merricks and Merricks North on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, one hour’s drive south-east of Melbourne.
Proudly brought to you by the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland Tourism Association. A BIG thank you to our sponsors and supporters.