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Killruddery’s Annual Scarecrow Competition is back for another year! It’s becoming somewhat of a tradition to transform our Entrance Avenue into a spooky scarecrow parade with delightfully creative entries, for all to see in the lead up to Halloween - will you create yours?

Following good agricultural tradition, your scarecrow should be created around a wooden stake and be stuffed with plenty of straw. To enter, purchase your scarecrow starter kits (a wooden base and straw) at our Farm Shop for €15 from Friday, 6th October and return your creation by 17.00 on Saturday, 28th October. Judging will take place on Bank Holiday Monday on 30th October, with winners announced between 14.00 and 15.00 at our Halloween Hooley in the Walled Garden. Enter today and be in with a chance of winning a Killruddery Gold Membership and Farm Shop Hamper to enjoy over Samhain.

This year’s judges include Killruddery Fionnuala Brabazon (Lady Ardee and Killruddery Creative Director), Julie Kelleher (Director of the Mermaid Arts Centre) and Tom Jenkinson (Farm Manager) who will be judging with three categories in mind – Most Imaginative, Scariest and Best Made.

Scarecrows will be left on display until the 1st November, and participants may take their scarecrow home from 17.00 on the 30th October to decorate their homes. GOOD LUCK!


    • This event is open for all ages – team work encouraged!

    • Scarecrow starter kits are available to purchase from the Farm Shop from Friday, 6th October

    • Return deadline is 17.00, Saturday the 28th October to our Farm Shop

    • Judging will take place on Monday the 30th October with winners announced at the Walled Garden Halloween Hooley between 14.00 – 15.00 and then online


    Seasonal Supper Club - Everything perfect from beginning to end, atmospheric setting, wonderful staff and service, the food was so fresh and full of flavour and presented so well, a credit to the head chef Niall, whose visit to each table also made it special. A credit to the whole team, we will definitely be back.

    Stephen, Wicklow