Scarecrow Festival

Welcome to our Annual Appleton Wiske Scarecrow Festival. The Scarecrow Festival will run over 2 days from 1st – 2nd July 2017.  From 11 am to 5 pm you can come along to this great, popular afternoon out and saunter round the village to find all the celebrity scarecrows. The event is  a great day out for all the family and saunter around the village to see all the Scarecrows and all the exciting stalls.

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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