Something to crow about in Woodstock

The countdown is on with less than 40 days until the annual Woodstock Memorial Show.

Showtime means many things to many people. For children, it means showbags, fairy floss and clowns.

For townspeople, it means the opportunity to experience a snippet of country life and for rural people, it provides the opportunity to showcase their produce and it brings people together, to socialise with each other.

The past 12 months has proved challenging on the land and with grain production lower than normal and silos empty, the pavilion steward Ben Johnstone has adapted the farm section accordingly creating a Scarecrow Competition.

Scarecrows can be as traditional or as imaginative as possible and the competition is open to all individuals, families, schools and community groups.

The scarecrows will be scattered throughout the Woodstock Showground for all to view and enjoy on Show Day and includes a People's Choice award, a collecting jar or bucket will feature in front of each entry in order that people can vote with their spare change, with funds gathered at the end of the show being donated to a local beneficiary.

Create your very own scarecrow and follow the scarecrow trail around the Showground.

Scarecrows must be delivered to the Woodstock Showground Office by 4pm on Saturday, August 31.

Scarecrows will be judged and winners announced by our official guest, eight year old Charlie Dunn on show day.

You may use props or accessories to enhance your scarecrow.

Great prizes on offer with first prize receiving a $200 gift card from Bunnings, second prize a $100 gift card from Bunnings and a garden hamper to the value of $100 for People's Choice.

Prepare to be scared, go crazy, go wild get your entries ready.

Funds raised from People's Choice scarecrow will be donated to CINC's family and youth domestic violence crisis accommodation fund.