Scarecrow Festival

Despite the enthusiasm of a small group it has not been unable to recruit enough supporters and volunteers to make another Weekend viable. It is sad because the Festival has raised more than  £25,000 over 7 years, and this has helped support many Village Organisations. Thanks to all who have been involved over the years.

During this year the village will be canvassed to see if there would be support for an alternative Village Event.

The Scarecrow Festival ran over 2 days from 1st – 2nd July 2017.  It was a popular afternoon out and there was an opportunity to saunter round the village to find all the celebrity scarecrows. The event was  a great day out for all the family and as well as the scarecrows there were many exciting stalls to visit.

Scarecrow Festival Highlights

Festival Activities

Each year, the festival gets bigger, with more to see and more to do with all proceeds to village facilities. There are various activities throughout the day including a stall where children can make their own miniature scarecrow and visit the quilt exhibition in the village church.

There is also an art and craft show and wood turning demonstration and you can pop into the village hall for lovely home baked cakes are refreshments, tombola and raffle prizes.

Watch the Scarecrow Festival 2016 Video

We are hoping for an appearance from the BFG this year. With stalls and attractions there is plenty to see. There is a treasure hunt for the children with prizes (more details at the event) and a miniature scarecrow making stall to keep them busy.

Treats include and candy floss and ice cream stalls and for the adults a lovely cup of tea and homemade cakes, scones can be found in the Village Hall. Our delicious hot dogs and hamburgers will be available throughout the event.

Arts Exhibition

A must to visit are the art exhibition in the Chapel and the Church to see the exhibition of quilts made by the ladies of the village. We are so proud to announce that the ladies have donated a wonderful handmade quilt as a raffle prize.

You will find the raffle and tombola in the village hall. Entrance fee only £2 per adult at the village hall (DL6 2AB), and includes a scarecrow map, children free. Free parking All proceeds towards village facilities.


If you would like any more information please contact Gill or Brian on 01609 881628, or email

Scarecrow Festival Gallery:

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