Deepwater Scarecrow

Wool Festival

Fun for all the Family

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2014 Festival

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 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, It's off To Market, To Market, To Deepwater, Festival Markets to find a bargain.

IS that it? no there's MUCH MORE!

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

Above:- Scarecrows Jo, Tricia & Julie (with Chickadee the chook) from the Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival in neighbouring Tenterfield for their Wintersong Carnival Parade Sat 21 June 2014.
For more photos check out our Pre-Festival Events 2014 page or click here


The 5th annual Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival will be held on Friday 31st October from 5pm to 10pm)
and Saturday 1st (9am to 5pm) November 2014
at the Deepwater Oval
followed by the Deepwater Scarecrow Fancy Dress Ball
featuring Little Phoenix from 7pm at the Deepwater School of Arts Hall

What's On?

 Festival events are being continually added to the list of fun things to see and do!

 Check back here often for updates

When events are confirmed they will be listed here -

  • Scarecrow Alley at the Oval - all Scarecrow creations submitted for judging by the local community will now be on display at the Oval during the festival
  • Deepwater's own Community Radio 2CBD Cool FM will broadcast live from the Deepwater Oval throughout the weekend with interviews and giveaways
  • Wool Display & Local History Display will be held in the Tennis Clubhouse lower section of Deepwater Oval
  • Jody & The Animals from Deepwater
  • Saddlers Circus youth performance troupe from Tenterfield
  • Wool Spinning Demos  at the Tennis Clubhouse lower section of Deepwater Oval
  • Shearing Demonstrations also at Tennis Clubhouse
  • Gatton Heavy Horse Ploughing Demo  
  • Live Musical Entertainment on stage including the talented James Robinson from Deepwater, Christine Davis from Stannum, Lexie Kemp from Emmaville,
  • Scarecrow Markets find a bargain or two
  • Meet the mischievous Mrs Bubble Woman as she zips around, surrounded by a cloud of cascading bubbles. With thousands of bubbles emanating from her mini bubble factory on wheels, Bubble Woman is a delight for young and old and is the wife of the famous Mr Bubbleman

After the Festival in the Oval:-

  • Little Phoenix our very own famous female singer from Torrington is organising the Deepwater Scarecrow Fancy Dress Ball to be held from 7pm at the Deepwater School of Arts Hal.

Our 2014 Festival will feature the famous
Bubble Man's wife BUBBLE WOMAN!

roving stilts

More the Mime's giant cloud woman will be followed by a cloud of never ending bubbles (15,000 every minute!) and a stream of ecstatic children
& no doubt a few scarecrows to boot!

SHOW TIMES - 10.00am to 10.30am - 11.30am to 12 noon - 1pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 1st Nov 2014
Above = Bubble Man
Right = Bubble Woman recently at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast
Check out their website here

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.

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


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

Oh and don't forget to make a comment and like our Facebook page

Our Stolen Scarecrow from 2013 Festival
onstable Scarecrow of the Scarecrow Constabulary has NEVER been returned to the Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival!!

Report Updated June 2014

Above - Our poster with details of the theft & Below - Someone suggested the Emmaville Panther took the Scarecrow - but he says otherwise

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