Tolga Scarecrow Festival 2021

When: Saturday 30th October 4-8pm

Where: Atherton Turf Club, Morrow Park, Tolga

Gate Entry Cost:

$2 per person 5 years & older - which gives you 1 voting token to choose your favourite scarecrow for community choice. Additional tokens will be available for purchase if you wish to vote more than once and increase the chance of your favourite winning!

Programme of Events:

To be advised

Colouring in Competition

Download and information available here. Printed sheets will be distributed to local primary schools.

Scarecrow Competition

Create your own Scarecrow, download your entry form here.

Farming Themed Fancy Dress Competition

Come to the Parade at 5:30pm dressed in your best farming / scarecrow themed fancy dress outfit!

Prizes for Junior & Senior Best Costumes, Best Junior & Senior Decorated Hat & Spot Prizes!

Market Stalls

  • Enjo by Anne Naylor Enjo showcase
  • Wood ‘n’ Play with wooden and educational childrens toys.
  • Reene and Son Emporium with Childrens Toys and light up toys, beach towels, etc.
  • Sparkles & Smiles Glitter Tattoos with Glitter Tattoos for all ages!
  • Edge Threads – Quality handmade sewn items such as baby goods, handbags, linens and decorative items
  • Tamara Lay Art – unique life-like sculptures, timer signs, Christmas decs, art & craft
  • Mum & Me Creations – handmade gifts, beadwork, sewing, embroidery, painted gifts and crochet

Food & Drinks

  • Ulysses Coffee – Coffee, Tea & Hot Beverages
  • Duck & Felicia – Fresh Hot Tacos to cater for all, including special dietary requirements
  • Tolga Lions Canteen -  hot dogs, hot chips, hamburgers, softdrinks, bottled water and poppers
  • Bek & Joe’s – Donuts, dagwood dogs, hotdogs, roast rolls, burgers, chips, cold drinks & ice cream
  • Firefly foods – handmade Pizza catering for dietary requirements, garlic bread, marinated chicken wings & organic drinks

Community Stalls & FUNdraisers

This year we have invited community groups to have an 'Old Skool' style stall at the event to raise money for their charity or group.

  • Mareeba Animal Refuge

    o Tin Bowling

    o Kids Raffle

    o Money Board

  • FNQ Foster Farms

    o Horsing around at the Tolga Scarecrow Festival

    o Pin the Tail on the Pony

    o Toffee apples

    o Ecoforce Global buy a leaf

    o Guess the Guinea Pig weight

    o Chocolate Coin throw

    o Ultimate lemon

  • Tableland Community Link

    o Merchandise Sales

    o Rockin’ Gems

    o Kiss My… ‘A… Adorable Donkey’ Photo opportunity

    o $100 board

  • Better Together Community Support

    o Chocolate Coin Toss

    o Plant Stall

  • Moyamoya Australia

    o Guess the Lolly

    o Free Balloons

    o Guess the balloons in the big blue brain

    o 50/50 Raffle

    o Thermomix Raffle

  • Tinaroo Rural Fire

    o Information Display

    o Wildfire Display

    o Fire Extinguisher Raffle

  • Salvation Army

    o Fishing Game

    o Information on services

  • Atherton Show Rural Ambassador & Show Girls

    o TBA


Jumping Castle & Mega Slide - Jumping Jim's - FREE 4-8pm 

Community FUNdraising Stalls 4-8pm

Scarecrow Competition – Announced 6:30-7pm

Colouring Competition – Announced at 6:30-7pm

Farming Fancy Dress Competition – Prizes presented on Parade at 5:30pm

Best Decorated Straw Scarecrow Hat – Prizes presented on Parade at 5:30pm

Sack races

Egg & Spoon

3 leg races

Bale Run

Sugar Cane Javelin

Joe & Wendy Paronella

Tablelands Freestyle Taekwondo

Wildfire Display – Tinaroo Rural Fire

CPR Display – Queensland Ambulance

Fire Engine – Queensland Fire & Emergency Service

* plus more......stay tuned while our volunteers put together this Family Fun, Old Skool Community Event.

Thank you to our wonderful Sponsors for making this event possible.


Colouring in Competition

  1. Download
  2. Print
  3. Colour
  4. Fill in the Details
  5. Return to by 25th October to:
    • Cottage Cafe, Tolga
    • PO Box 642, Tolga QLD 4882
    • Check if your local school is collecting.

All of the beautiful colouring-in artwork will be displayed at the Tolga Scarecrow Festival and winners announced.


Prep & Gr 1

Gr 2 – Gr 4

Gr 5 & Gr 6

Create your own Scarecrow

Choose your category & get creating !!

  • School Group
  • Business
  • Group/Orgainsation
  • Family/Individual
  • Mini Scarecrow (<40cm)

Entries must be delivered to the Tolga Racecourse between 12-1pm on 30th October 2021 for judging.

Winners announced at 6:30-7pm at the Festival (you don’t need to be in attendance to win)

Business Competition & Advertising

Make a Scarecrow & display at your business from 15th October to 29th October 2021.

Take a photo of your scarecrow & submit to our Facebook page for us to advertise your business ! don’t forget to tag us @tolgascarecrowfest

To be a part of the Business Scarecrow Competition, display your entry at Tolga Racecourse with the attached Entry Form

Entries must be delivered to the Tolga Racecourse between 12-1pm on 30th October 2021 for judging.

Winners announced at 6:30-7pm at the Festival (you don’t need to be in attendance to win)