The History of the Scarecrow Festival

The Scarecrow Festival started in 2004 and was instigated by, among others, the late Denise Illett. It is a great opportunity for the community to get crafting to produce such creations as Postman Pat, robots, burglars climbing drain pipes etc. and to display them at the front of their houses for all to see.

The festival is on for a weekend in September. There is a map below listing the locations of some of the scarecrows, you can use it as a basis for a self-guided tour, or just take a pleasant stroll around town and see how many you can spot.

 Each year a band of volunteers open up the Community Orchard and offer refreshments to anyone who would like to partake. The orchard is also home to some of the scarecrows and there will be the chance to make mini-scarecrows too.

This event is well worth a visit as it shows the talents and diversity of the community and is a lovely day out for families.


Scarecrow Festival 2023

Scarecrow Festival 2022

Scarecrow Festival 2021

Mary poppins scarecrow

Frida Kahlo scarecrow

Owl scarecrow

Ghost scarecrows

Scarecrow taking a break

Builder scarecrow

Gardening scarecrow

Scarecrow in jail