& Wool Festival

Fun for all the FAMILY

Welcome to our
Deepwater S
carecrow & Wool Festival Website

Deepwater NSW 2371
Deepwater Village - Big enough to count                                                   
                                         Small enough to care
                                         Friendly enough to share                                   

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.

Visitors can catch the entertaining Scarecrow Bus de Tour; find Scarecrows in front yards, on farm gates, school fences, even stalking local businesses.  (oh no!!!)

Festival goers can experience not only the scarecrow creations, but also fine wool fleece, wool spinning demonstrations and local history since 1839 on display at CRT.

Grab a map and follow the Open Gardens & Garage Sale Trail and pop into the historic Deepwater Railway Station along the way to see items by our local artists & quilters on exhibit.

The main venue is at the Oval where visitors will be thoroughly entertained with Shearing demonstrations, Woolly Games for all the family, live Sheep on display, music, dancing, face painting, RFS Hot Fire Demonstrations, It's off To Market, To Market, To Deepwater, Festival Markets to find a bargain and Bee prepared for the “beetle plague” at the "Dubbin in Deepwater" VW Show N Shine & Swap Meet;

IS that it? no there's MUCH MORE!

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

      Come to the 2013 Festival

The 4th annual Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival will be held on one weekend only; from Saturday 2 (9am to 9pm) to Sunday 3 (9am to 5pm) November 2013.
For further information and market stall bookings please
email us- 
In the meantime please see below for highlights of what is happening for the 2013 festival and check out our other pages too especially the Previous Festivals & Dubbin in Deepwater pages.

Oh and don't forget to make a comment (below)

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

 Festival events are being continually added to the list of fun things to see and do so
check here often for updates because as events are confirmed they are listed here -

  • The Deepwater Art Group will hold it's 4th annual Scarecrow & Wool Mini Art Exhibition at the Historic Deepwater Railway Station in Gough Street
  • The Local Quilters Group will hold it's second festival display of handmade quilts at the Historic Railway Station
  • The R.F.S. (Rural Fire Service) will hold regular Hot Fire Demonstrations at the Deepwater Oval in Short Street at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm & 5:30pm on Saturday 2 Nov and 11:30am & 1:30pm on Sunday 3 Nov
  • Deepwater's own Community Radio 2CBD will broadcast live from the Deepwater Oval throughout the weekend with interviews and giveaways
  • The Tent Hill-Billies will play at the festival 11am Saturday 2 Nov
  • The Steinbrook Country Music Group will busk the day away on Saturday 2 Nov from 9am mingling in between other entertainers & hopefully at the Wool Display at CRT?
  • Glen Squares will present a display of square dancing at 11am Sunday 3 Nov at the Deepwater Oval
  • D.J's Dance Academy will present dancing at 10am on both Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 Nov at the Deepwater Oval
  • Fine Wool Display & Local History Display with Avon Wendy each day from 9am in the CRT room on Tenterfield Street 
  • Rosemay Boyle will spin wool on her electric and old wooden spinning wheels - Saturday 2 from 2pm to 4pm and Sunday 3 from 9am to 2pm at the CRT room  - her garments will also feature in the Woolly Fashion Parade (below)
  • Shearing Demonstrations  with shearers - Sue, Peter, Jason & Crew at the Deepwater Oval (times to be confirmed)
  • The Live Sheep for kids to pet will be provided by the Emmaville Sheep Races
  • Little Phoenix our own famous female singer will perform for us on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Deepwater Oval
  • The MizFitz from Stanthorpe will sing and dance at 10:30am on Saturday
  • Woolly Fashion Parade by Fay at the Deepwater Oval 1pm each afternoon
  • Monster Raffle 3 hampers containing great prizes kindly donated by businesses and friends from Glen Innes, Emmaville, Tenterfield, Torrington & Deepwater. 
  • Watch out for the Cocky's Challenge - local sheep owners will shear some sheep - could be interesting

Where in NSW is Deepwater?
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 -
smack bang in the middle!
and east of Emmaville, Tent Hill, Stannum & Torrington

The Street map at left shows the following locations for the Festival events -

Where is the Deepwater Oval?

It is located in Short Street

Where is CRT where the Wool & History Displays are?

CRT is situated on Tenterfield St = New England Highway

here is the Historic Railway building where the Mini Art Exhibition & Quilt Display are held?
The Railway building is located on Gough St
Monster Raffle for the Festival............Tickets are on sale now !!!!! $2.00 a ticket. 1st Prize is $800.00 value of Electrical items....2nd Prize is $500.00 value of 1 wheel Barrow full of items and 1 water colour framed painting .....3rd Prize is $400.00 value of 1 large garden bucket on wheels full of items. So it's HUGE. Tickets are available at Treasures on Young, Commercial Hotel Deepwater, the Deepwater Inn and from Committee members.
Tickets will also be on sale at street stalls in Glen Innes on Wed 16th October and in Tenterfield on Thurs 24th October.
Join us at the Festival. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 2012 Festival Highlights
- check out our Previous Festivals page here

And Click on the photo below to be transported to photos of the 2012 Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival by LM Pix - Captured Memories By LouInquiries to 0400 551 716
ABOVE - Our festival logo scarecrow hanging outside the marquee.

 "Dubbin in Deepwater"
Check out our NE|W "Dubbin in Deepwater" VW page For Winners here


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 near CRT on New England Highway 2-3  November.
Check out our local history on our history tab
and sheep info on our 'Ä little bit Sheepish' tab
When you are at the festival keep your eyes out for this lady - Scarecrow Sharyn wears some interesting outfits all in the name of fun
What will she be in 2013?