Wetwang Scarecrow Festival

This year’s annual nine day Wetwang Scarecrow Festival will run from Saturday 25th May until Sunday 2nd June 2019.

Entry forms are available to download here or pop into the Village Hall to collect one. If you want a form emailing to you drop a line to wetwangvillagehall@gmail.com and one will be sent back to you.

Once again we are accepting “visiting” scarecrows from surrounding towns and villages who want to get in on the scarecrow action! We love to encourage “visiting” entries to stand alongside all the village entries. Let’s have Wetwang bursting at the seams with scarecrows –  rest assured they will be given a good home during the festival!


This years Theme

There are three categories this year: “Pantomime Charachers”, “Traditional Scarecrows” and “Other”. The latter gives the creative mind free rein to build any scarecrow they like! There will be a cash prize for the winner in each of the categories and classes and also a cash prize for the winner of the Public Vote.


Foster a Scarecrow

Back again for 2019 is “Foster a Scarecrow”.  If you can’t make your own scarecrow but would like to “foster” one for the nine days and have it in your garden – then call 236572 and leave us a message. We will build and dress a scarecrow for you and for a donation, we’ll come and pop it in your garden.

Wetwang Village Hall

The Village Hall will be open daily from 10am to 4pm for the Scarecrow Cafe, Tombola, Scarecrow Trail Maps, Games, Scarecrow Goodies, Grand prize Draw and much, much more.

The Village Hall is located on Southfield Road, YO25 9XX.

Wetwang Village Hall

Last Year’s Winners

To view a list of the 2019 winning entries, click here.

The winner of the 2019 Public Vote was “Zog and Princess Pearl” by Cavell and Andrew McCormack.

To view more pictures from previous year’s festivals, visit our Scarecrow Gallery.

Our 2019 Sponsors

A big thank you to all our 2019 sponsors who made donations for the Scarecrow Festival:

Nafferton Post Office

Scampston Walled Gardens

Burnby Hall Gardens

Jorvik Centre

Alpamere Water Park

Palace Cinema Malton

Castle Howard

Yorkshire Air Museum

Helmsley Walled Gardens

Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Victoria Inn

Deep Blue Restaurants

Philip Anthony Photography

Sledmere House