Fearecrow Competition

Stratford is getting into the swing of SHAKESFEARE with its annual Shakespeare on the River festival going dark, with a theme where the Bards villains will come out to play in Ghost Tours, Street performances, live theatre and the evilness of the night in a DEAD MANS BANQUET. It’s not for the faint hearted but certainly fun for the kids as we are encouraging people of Gippsland to dress up their gardens with a ShakesFEARECROW. The more macabre the better, Dead kings, raging knights and just plain old scarecrows. Simply build your own fearecrow and take a photo of it in your garden, tag #shakesfearecrow and #shakesfeare2019 on social media and go into the draw to win a full 2019 festival pack including Double passes to 3 live performances and two festival T shirts. The aptly named “Straw” kids, Mitch and Sammie helped create the festivals signature fearecrow “GAPE”. Gape will be at the festival twilight Fear, a free event held from 3-8pm on Sat May 4, feel free to bring your own fearecrows along to join him for “the gathering or feare” and enjoy fun, music, theatre and feasting in a family friendly environment. For more information on the SHAKESFEARE festival and its events visit www.stratfordshakespeare.com.au