Darling Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrows invade Darling!

Second Darling Scarecrow Festival planned for end of October 2018
Darling, Western Cape: Darling looks forward to welcome you to the second Darling Scarecrow Festival, to be held at the end of October, from Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th.

The weekend’s activities include a Farmer’s Market, Darling Food Experience, Scarecrow Street Party, Scarecrow Charity Auction and, of course, the Scarecrow Route.

Festivities kick off with the Darling Food Experience – a Friday night to remember! Book at your favourite Darling restaurant or wander through the streets and grab a bite to eat from the pop-up street vendors. Saturday boasts a farmers’ market featuring produce from our local farmers. Get your dancing shoes ready for the Scarecrow Street Party happening on Saturday night – your scarecrow badge will give you access. And then, bid on your favourite scarecrow on auction at the street party!

Fitness fundi’s can participate in the Groote Post Country Run on Sunday morning and enjoy gourmet food and crafts at the Groote Post Country Market afterwards. Visitors will notice a large number of scarecrows dotted around the village the entire weekend. You can identify them by participating in the Scarecrow Route. Visitors are challenged to identify these creations on a scorecard and stand the chance of winning a prize. Entry tickets, including a route map, will be sold from outlets around the village. All the money collected will be given to Darling charities. Entries must be handed in at one of the outlets by midday on Sunday to qualify for the draw. We invite all surrounding farms and communities, businesses and locals to participate in the Darling Scarecrow Route by making and entering a scarecrow to be displayed in Darling.

The Darling Scarecrow Festival is a celebration of all that’s best and brightest about harvest time in the Swartland. Scarecrows dotted around the village, a street party, farmers & country markets, street music, storytelling, flowers on the stoep, the scarecrow competition… Expect not only cultural & lifestyle attractions, but also good food, wine, beer, arts & craft, cabaret and music. Visitors can experience the traditions of a country community and the beauty and quality of country life: a sense of community, access to nature and unpolluted, heritage-rich surroundings.

Keep an eye on the Darling Tourism website and Darling Scarecrow Festival social media pages for regular updates on events happening on the weekend.

DETAILS Date 26 to 28 October 2018. Venues Various dotted around Darling
For more information Darling Tourism T 022 492 336 E info@darlingtourism.co.za W www.darlingtourism.co.za Social Media Darling Scarecrow Festival.