STONE THE CROWS, YOU’RE NOT SO SCARY

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - FRONT PAGE - EMILY SEL­LECK

Rose Pater­son, 11, makes some new friends at the an­nual Tam­borine Moun­tain Scare­crow Fes­ti­val.

TH­ESE are some of the cra­zi­est scarecrows you will ever see.

From SpongeBob Square Pants and Alice in Won­der­land to Borobi and Ned Kelly, Tam­borine Moun­tain res­i­dents went all out for the 10th an­nual Scare­crow Fes­ti­val.

Or­gan­is­ers said ev­ery­one on the moun­tain was en­cour­aged to make a scare­crow and dis­play it on the ‘Spot the Scare­crow Dis­cov­ery Trail’ or in front of their homes and busi­nesses.

Rose Pater­son, 11, said she en­joyed trav­el­ling up the moun­tain ev­ery year to visit fam­ily and check out the scarecrows.

“It’s re­ally fun and you can see just how much ef­fort ev­ery­body puts into them,” she said.

“My favourite was prob­a­bly Alice in Won­der­land but there was also re­ally cool Pi­rates of the Caribbean scarecrows of Cap­tain Jack Spar­row and his crew.

“It’s a re­ally big com­mu­nity event and it’s cool be­cause it’s not some­thing you nor­mally see on the Gold Coast.

“Plus I think this year’s scarecrows were bet­ter than last year’s.”

With the scare­crow trail span­ning 17km, it is one of the largest events held on the moun­tain.

Vis­i­tors also en­joyed live mu­sic, face paint­ing, pig rac­ing, a farm an­i­mal pet­ting zoo, pony rides and bub­ble soc­cer as part of the event.

Pic­ture: JERAD WIL­LIAMS

Caitlin Far­rell (left) and Maddi Play­ford checked out the Tam­borine Moun­tain Scare­crow Fes­ti­val yes­ter­day which fea­tured the likes of Min­ions (be­low), Ned Kelly, Borobi and SpongeBob Square Pants.

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