Winners announced / Opening – Sunday 19 May, 10.30am

Join us on Sunday 19th May at 10.30am as we draw the winning entry – as voted by the general public. The winner will be awarded a $200 Koonara Gift Voucher, and kids a $50 Voucher. The best entries will be exhibited at Koonara over the Festival weekend.

Build a Scarecrow Competition – Arts Festival 2019

A scarecrow is a great natural way to deter unwanted pests in your garden or veggie patch. However they don’t have to be a traditional straw creation. Superhero’s, animals or even famous people can inspire your concept!

How to enter

It is free to enter.

  1. Head into our cellar door (44 Church Street) or download an entry form below. All scarecrow heads must be made from a wool pack – you can collect one at Koonara Wines or you can organise one yourself – if you are having trouble please call us on 08 8737 3222 and we will help you.
  2. So we can manage numbers please register your interest by filling in the form below.


Deadline – Friday 3 May 2019, 5pm

Scarecrows must be delivered to Koonara by Friday 3 May 2019, 5pm *Some restrictions apply – see terms.


Adult: $200 Koonara Voucher.

Children under 12: $50 Koonara Voucher

Scarecrow Requirements

  1. All scarecrows must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 3rd May 2019 to Koonara Cellar Door, 44 Church Street, Penola. NO late entries will be accepted.
  2. Adult entries must be no more than 1m wide & 1m high.
  3. Child entries must be no more than 50cm wide & 50cm high.
  4. All scarecrow heads must be made from the wool pack that you collected with your entry form. It can be decorated with ANY embellishments.
  5. Scarecrows must all have a hat of some fashion – always sun smart! Scarecrows must be at least 80% recycled/bio-degradable, for example recycled clothing, recycled plastic, newspaper, sticks and twigs.
  6. Scarecrows can be any theme. We encourage the weird and unique so think superhero’s, glitz and glam, monsters, unicorns or just ‘old skool’ scarecrows.
  7. The adult and children entries that best meet the brief will be on display in Koonara Cellar Door from Thursday 16th May until Sunday 19th May.
  8. Prizes: Best adult entry a $200 Koonara voucher. Best child entry a $50 Koonara Voucher.

Picking up your scarecrow – Sunday 19 May, 3pm

Scarecrows will be ready to collect from Koonara after 3pm Sunday 19 May and must be collected by Sunday 26 May (otherwise we will donate them to the community).

Register your interest

So we can manage numbers please register your interest in making a scarecrow.