Deepwater Scarecrow

Wool Festival 

Fun for all the Family

Welcome to the Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival Website



When you come to the Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival check out the larger than life size logos situated at each end of the village.
Take a souvenir photo with the logos on the southern end whilst visiting the area.
These fantastic logos were made locally by Trethewey Industries Pty Ltd (Autobaler) of Deepwater.



The festival Scarecrows will sell raffle tickets for our

 Monster Raffle at the Festival Information Tent

on Saturday 5th November
There's a surprise instore for the Farmer who Wants a Wife!
Stay tuned for a Special Announcement

What is the Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival?

The Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival is a free family & community oriented event, held in mid-spring where quirky scarecrows spring to life ☀ as do the plants and lambs signalling an end to Deepwater’s dormant frosty wintery months.

The festival is held at the Deepwater Oval, where visitors will be thoroughly entertained with free Musical Entertainment, Dancing Display, Woolly Games for all the family including Aussie Thong Throwing, Wool bale Rolling and the Great Baby Race, Live Sheep/animals on display, face painting, Scarecrow Trail throughout the village, Markets, Monster Raffle, the Deepwater Wool Show and MUCH MORE!
see below

Join in the fun and experience the atmosphere of our FRIENDLY VILLAGE 

Deepwater Oval is the place to be on

Saturday 5  November from 9am -

 Fun For All The Family 👪 👪

The Scarecrows will be in Glen Innes selling raffle tickets for our Monster Raffle on Friday 14 October
Tenterfield on Friday 21st October
Please don't prod them if they look a little sleepy as we don't want there stuffing falling out,They need all the stuffing they can get to stay warm in the paddocks.Don't forget to say HELLO!!!

Scarecrow fun in Deepwater
A huge Thank You to our special Sponsors
Check out our Sponsors 2016 list by going to the Sponsors 2016 tab or click image below

Join us at the 

2016 Festival

Scarecrow Trail
Scarecrow entries are also open to the residences & businesses of Glen Innes & Tenterfield now along with
Deepwater, Emmaville & Torrington areas 
All entry scarecrows are to be erected
in the village of Deepwater -
Entry fee is $2.00

The  7th annual Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival will be held on Saturday 5th November, from 9am to 10pm
at the Deepwater Oval


Market stall sites this year at the Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival 2016 ✔
The festival markets offer great opportunities for artisans. caterers & vendors to sell their wares - handmade, white-elephant, plants, fruit & veg, clothing, tools, crafts, car supplies, bric a brac etc 😊

Although they are Free you will still be required to register your Market Stalls or Car-Boot Sale sites ASAP ✔

First 3x3 market stall site FREE
See Festival Documents tab to download registration forms

Something new for the 2016 Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival

🚲 Decorated Bike Contest 🚲

Open to Boys & Girls in 2 age groups (big & small)

Please tell your kids friends at school 🚴 🏫

Especially in Deepwater, Emmaville, Glen Innes, Tenterfield

See Festival Documents tab to download a free entry form
Question - How Does a Scarecrow drink?
Answer - With a Straw

Oh WOW❗❗

You have just got to come to Deepwater and see this amazing piece of Australian History at the festival on Saturday 5 Nov 2016 😊

Please tell your friends especially those 'machinery buffs' that they are invited to come experience such mechanical majesty far from the banks of the mighty Murray River ✔

😊 The Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival is a free family & community oriented event, held in mid-spring where quirky scarecrows spring to life ☀ as do the plants and lambs signalling an end to Deepwater’s dormant frosty wintry months. ✳

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Twitter = @DeepwaterSWF

🐑 Are EWE ready to join the flock?🐑

🐑 Enter your fleece in the "DEEPWATER WOOL SHOW" at the 2016 Deepwater Scarecrow and Wool Festival 🐑

It's "EWE"nique to Deepwater!


Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival Proudly presents the

🐏 Deepwater Wool Show 🐏

at the 2016 Festival at the Deepwater Oval Tennis Clubhouse Saturday 5 November from 10am-4pm 🐏

Come see Deepwater & districts fine fleece on display 🐏
Prizes awarded for fleece in several categories 🐏

Sponsors welcome - thank you

🎤🎵 2016 Entertainers🎵🎤

Tammy Chard is a country music artist and performs covers from the early country through to today's pop with a blend of classic 80s rock mix.
Tammy has been performing for over 7 years professionally and enjoys entertaining and interacting with the crowd.

We are a mostly social band, serving Glen Innes and other communities in the New England and North West region of New South Wales.
The band was first formed in 1909  and with the exception of two World Wars and a couple of other recesses when numbers were very low, has been in existence ever since. 
We are proud to be a part of  "Celtic Country" 

Follow the Glen Innes Pipe Band on Facebook


Fred is a seasoned performer who can be seen monthly a local venues with The Wannabes, a group of singers/song writers/musicians performing at local pubs and clubs.

Fred performs Merle Haggard, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash covers and much, much more.

Fred makes a popular return to the the 2016 Deepwater Scarecrow and Wool Festival.

Star Avenue Dance Centre was established in Glen Innes in 2013.  This year the studio farewelled it's founder Miss Rolande Hooklyn with Donna Jarrett now the studio's owner and principal teacher. Star Avenue offers classes in Ballet, Tap and Jazz from ages 3 years and up, we cater for those who are just after a bit of fun and those who wish to compete.
Their Competition team travel to Eisteddfods throughout NSW and QLD, and the kids have an absolute blast performing on stage, making new friends and learning life skills.
Contact Donna Jarrett 0407 759 094
Check out their
Facebook page

Country Music Singer and guitar player

Regular performer at the Deepwater Inn with The Wannabes, a group of singers/song writers/musicians

Record Label = ENREC Studios

Terry Clifford Music Facebook Page

Terry Clifford at Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival Event Page

Originally from Auckland, NZ, Lexie now lives in Torrington.
Lexie is a ‘pocket rocket’ with a big voice 
Lexie is a regular performer locally and at the Jennings Hotel on the QLD/NSW border.
Lexie featured in the Christmas in July Shows in Deepwater 2014
Lexie performed at the Festival last year

The Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival and the Deepwater Inn Bar & Grill are proud to present PETER VANDERSTEEN SOLO

Peter will perform at this years festival at the Deepwater Oval on Saturday 5 Nov from 5pm. 🎵 🎤

🎵 Peter Vandersteen has performed in professional rock bands over the last twenty five years or so in Holland, Germany, France, England & Scandinavia before settling in Australia in 1991.

🎵 Peter is qualified & credited as an accomplished songwriter, record producer, singer & multi instrumentalist.

🎵 Whether you like ’50’s, ’60’s, ’70’s, ’80’s, ’90’s or current contemporary music, he is able to put up a show to remember.

🎸Peter's Website
🎸Facebook Page 

TAMMY LIVE ~ 9am-11am 

and throughout the day

FRED SLOMAN ~ 11am-12pm



TERRY CLIFFORD ~ 12:30pm-1:30pm

LEXIE KEMP ~ 3pm-4pm

Introducing the inaugural "Deepwater Dog Jump"
at the 2016 Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival, Saturday 5th Nov at 1:30pm.
Bring your dog & enter the Dog Jump for fun 🐶 🐩 🐕 ☺
2 Class sizes & Prizes will be awarded 🐕

Residents of Tenterfield & Glen Innes areas are going to love this event on Saturday 5th Nov at 2pm in Deepwater 🌞

            👶 The Great Mayoral Baby Race 👶

🌞Team Petty of Tenterfield Shire 👶
🌞Team Toms of Glen Innes Severn Council 👶
🌞Each team consists of Council members male & female baby 👶

🌞Sponsored by Treasures on Young of Deepwater 
🌞The winning Mayoral team will donate sponsorship to a benefit of their choice

🐑 Q: What Kind of Car does a sheep like to drive? 🐑

🐑 Answer: A Lamborghini! 🐑

Featuring This Year At The Festival- 1904 Steam Traction Engine.
Come check this beautiful piece of history at the 2016 Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival
Rob Taber, our kind Independent Candidate for New England is generously bringing this huge beast to the Deepwater Oval where the festival will be held - Be sure to come along on Sat 5 Nov & meet Rob & check out this fantastic engine

Organising a festival is done with 'shear' determination

Scarecrows hit streets to promote upcoming festival

PREPARATION is at full steam as the committee for this year’s Deepwater Scarecrow and Wool Festival put the finishing touches on the looming event. Four of the organisation team dropped by Tenterfield last week to start word of mouth for the early November festival – dressed appropriately as scarecrows. “It’s been brilliant so far – we’re well on track,” Sharyn Rhodes said. “It is just getting bigger and better each year.” While it’s been reduced to a single day festival, organisers are adamant it’s better for everyone. “People in Tenterfield and Glen Innes have been just amazing – we really need to thank them. “We’re still loving it, still happy – we keep getting dressed up and going out as fools… some say it suits us,” Sharyn says. The festival is marketed as a ‘free family and community oriented event’. It’s proved popular in recent years with hordes of families from right across the region flocking to the tiny community. Several years into existence and the festival is always keen to bring something unique to the table. Attendees can experience scarecrow creations, fine wool fleece, wool spinning demonstrations and get a history lesson with displays showcasing Deepwater’s 170-plus years of existence. The main venue is at the oval where visitors will be thoroughly entertained with, woolly games for all the family, sheep displays, music, dancing, face painting and much more.

Whilst at the festival don't forget to call into the Information tent to meet some crazy Scarecrows and grab a Scarecrow Trail map which includes programme for entertainment and list of our wonderful sponsors

Above = Information tent from the 2015 Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival run by Scarecrows desiring a brain - interesting!!! LOL

Festival Committee Members 

Sharyn Rhodes - President/Fundraiser

- Vice President

Rick McCowen - Secretary

David Vine - Treasurer

Julie Watt - Publicity

Lesley Ball - Markets Coordinator

Lexie Kemp - Entertainment Coordinator

Jeanette McDonald - Fundraising Helper

Cate Strathdee - Member

Maria Van der Heul - Member

Lynn Osborne - Member

Greg Sharp – Member

Pete Emanuel - Member

John Watt-Member

Julie Johnson-Member

Craig Shedden - Member

Robert Hill - Valued Helper

Donna Hill - Valued Helper

Fred Alletsee- Valued Helper

Cheryl Maddern-Valued Helper

If you like what you see then why not come to Deepwater NSW the first Saturday in November?

For further information and market stall bookings please email us (click here)

Please see below
for highlights of previous festivals
and do check out our other pages too.

Where in Australia is Deepwater ?

Deepwater NSW
Deepwater is a beautiful country village of approx 350 people situated on the New England Highway in the New England Region of NSW on the Northern Tablelands;
It is south of  Tenterfield and north of Glen Innes
and east of Emmaville, Tent Hill, Stannum & Torrington


Loading wool bales at Deepwater early 1900's

Photo left, available at State Library of NSW
Digital Order no. bcp_02527

Wool & History Displays will be featured at the festival in the Tennis Clubs rooms at the Deepwater Oval on Saturday 1st November
Check out our local history on our history tab
and sheep info on our 'Ä little bit Sheepish' tab

Q.what did the sheep say to the farmer?

A. bahahahhahah