Deepwater Scarecrow

Wool Festival 

Fun for all the Family

Join us at the 

2016 Festival

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

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.

Festival goers can experience not only the scarecrow creations, but also fine wool fleece, wool spinning demonstrations and local history since 1839 on display during the festival.
The festival is held at the Deepwater Oval, where visitors will be thoroughly entertained with Entertainment, Woolly Games for all the family, live Sheep on display, music, dancing, face painting, It's off To Market, To Market, To Deepwater, Festival Markets to find a bargain.
IS that it? no there's MUCH MORE! see below
So Join in the fun and experience the atmosphere of our FRIENDLY VILLAGE 

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

🐑 A: A LAMBorghini! 🐑

🐑 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!


2016 Entertainment at the Festival
(To be Advised)

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 shearing demonstrations, woolly games for all the family, sheep displays, music, dancing, face painting and much more.

Festival Committee Members 

Sharyn Rhodes - President/Publicity

Maria Van  Heul- Vice President

Rick McCowen - Secretary

Maria Van der Heul -  Treasurer

Lesley Ball - Markets Coordinator

Lexie Kemp - Entertainment Coordinator

Jeanette McDonald - Fundraising

Cate Strathdee - Member

Lyn Osborne - Member

Greg Sharp – Member

Pete Emanuel- Member

Julie Watt- Member

John Watt-Member

Julie Johnson-Member

Fred Alletsee- Valued Helper

Cheryl Maddern-Valued Helper


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

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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