The Scarecrows' Big Day Out, held in spring each year, brings families flocking to Gladstone. It showcases the creativity of local residents of the Gladstone region near Carterton and features scarecrow displays & events dotted through out the landscape.
Grab a scarecrow map from the Wairarapa Times Age and Midweek and do the Scarecrow Drive around the beautiful district spotting scarecrows. The Scarecrow drive takes in the main roads in the Gladstone district. Watch out for some amazing community creations :
Masterton End - Te Whiti Road - Wardells Bridge to Gladstone School
Carterton - Gladstone Road to Longbush/Te Whiti turn off
Martinborough - Longbush Road - Longbush Playgroup to Gladstone School.
Then visit the famous Gladstone School Scarecrow Fair at Gladstone School. Jump on a fair ride, join in the country games, and indulge in the local food!
Here's a taste of a previous year's event!