Tolga Scarecrow Festival 2023

When: October 4-8pm

Where: Atherton Show Grounds

Gate Entry Cost:

$3 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 & Spot Prizes!

Market Stalls

  • Enjo – Anne Naylor Enjo showcase.
  • Wood ‘n’ Play – wooden and educational children’s toys & products.
  • 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.
  • Tiny Delight Creation – homemade cupcakes, cookies, confectionary, fudge, freeze dried ice-cream & packaged jerky.
  • Gifted Designs – Personalised items, clothing & homewares!
  • Tableland Community Link – TCL merchandise featuring our very own “Gnomies”.
  • Kate & Co Collection – Custom-made and ready-made earrings & accessories.
  • Made By Me…CaseyP – Resin homewares, upcycled glass flowers for the garden & handmade items.
  • RD Creations – 3D printed articulated ornaments & gifts.
  • Devine River Wellness – Natural & organic skincare range.
  • The Blushing Balloon – Balloon installation showcasing products. Balloon & gift shop.
  • Mamma Bear Western – Women’s western maternity clothing & workwear.
  • Soapbox 4880 – Handmade soap, bath treats, skin & hair products & accessories.
  • Yui – Handcrafted macrame decorations, Henna tattoo art & homemade jewellery.
  • Scent with Love - Candles, Melts, Tealights, Sugar Scrubs, Décor & Resin pieces
  • Download the application form here. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Food & Drinks

  • Ulysses Coffee – Coffee, Tea & Hot Beverages
  • Duck & Felicia – Fresh Hot Tacos to cater for all, including special dietary requirements.
  • Tropical Smoke – Low 'n' Slow BBQ. Menu includes: Brisket & Mac n Cheese Burgers, Pulled Pork & Slaw Burgers, Pulled Pork Nachos, BBQ Platter, Pulled Lamb Wrap, Smoked Wings.
  • Merriland Kitchen QCWA Tolga – curry rice, sandwiches, spaghetti, scones & slices.
  • Vonnie’s Treats & Sweets – Snow Cones & Fairy Floss.
  • Scouts Food Hut by Atherton Scouts – Burgers & more!
  • Download the application form here. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

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.

  • Disability Matters Inc.

o Drink Puppeteer – a dutch drinking game where the game is to manipulate water into your mouth using puppet strings! Challenge your friends or family to a friend fun competition!

  • Mareeba Animal Refuge

o Tin Bowling

o Pin the tail on the donkey

o Guess the number

  • Tableland Community Link

o Fossicking for gems – purchase a cup & sieve it to see what gems you have found!

o Merchandise sales

  • Atherton Tableland Salvation Army

o Lolly fishing game

o Free products

o Information on services

  • Better Together Community Support

o Chocolate Coin Toss – Toss the coin on the chocolate to win!

o Jar Sale – Buy a jar with interesting contents!

  • PCYC Atherton OSHC

o Face painting – Everyone loves face painting!!!

  • Atherton State Primary School P&C

o Choc Pong – bounce the ping pong ball into the cup to win the chocolate!

  • Moyamoya Australia

o Hair Braiding

o Pot-luck

o Lucky Dip

o Raffle

  • Better Together Community Support

o Chocolate Coin Toss

o Plant Stall

  • Atherton Tablelands Agricultural Society

o Raffle fundraiser

  • Walkamin State School P&C

o Catch-A-Duck – good old fashioned fun!!!

  • Tinaroo Rural Fire

o Information Display

o Wildfire Display

o Raffle

  • Queensland Ambulance Service LAC

o Information Display

o CPR Display


    • Jumping Castle & Mega Slide - Jumping Jim's - FREE 4-8pm 
    • Community FUN-draising 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 6:30pm
    • Games from 4:30pm
      • Sack races
      • Egg & Spoon
      • 3 leg races
      • Horseshoe throwing
      • Haybale Rolling
      • Sugar Cane Javelin
    • Joe & Wendy Paronella
    • Sound Play 4:15pm
    • Wildfire Display – Tinaroo Rural Fire Brigade 6pm & 7:15pm
    • CPR Display – Queensland Ambulance
    • Fire Engine – Queensland Fire & Emergency Service
    • SES display
    • Tractor display

    * 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.