Methven Scarecrow Trail
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This annual Methven event is not strictly part of the Festival in 2024 as it falls during the school holidays and not Easter this year.
The Methven Scarecrow Trail is a hugely popular and fun family event run that has run for over 10 years.
Members of the Methven community build scarecrows to a particular theme and these scarecrows, usually around 30+ in number, are scattered around the town for families to find and try to identify the name of the character represented by the different characters. Families or small groups purchase a Trail Map/Entry form from the iHub Information Centre and there are sponsored prizes for the most correct entries and for the most popular scarecrows. The Trail Maps are only $10 for the group – cash only please. We recommend one map for 3-4 people but some families like to buy one each to increase their odds of winning a prize!
The trail is designed to be an activity that can be done easily by walking the route, with a well timed stop for lunch, within a day, but some groups prefer to spread it over several days if they can. We love seeing groups of children of all ages, often with parents and/or grandparents for added input, out walking with their maps trying to guess the correct identities of the scarecrows.
The scarecrows are all located within the town boundaries for safe walking but some young children find the distances a bit long unless they use bikes or scooters. Some groups like to walk the route in the central village and then use the car to find the more remote scarecrows if the small children (or adults) are tired.
Visit the event website for more information on the Scarecrow Trail