Wetwang Scarecrow Festival

The 2022 annual  Scarecrow Festival will be in June  this  year to link with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It will take place over 4 days starting Thursday 2nd June to  Sunday 5th June. This year we have 3 categories, Royalty through the ages, Celebrities/TV&Film and Other (anything goes). First prize in each class is £25, second prize £10 and third prize £5.


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: “Royalty through the ages”, “Celebrities/TV&Film” 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 2022 is “Foster a Scarecrow”.  If you can’t make your own scarecrow but would like to “foster” one for the four 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. Please note we only have a limited amount available this year.

If you’ve never made a scarecrow and need a bit of help, take a look at our guide to making a scarecrow here

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,  and much, much more.

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

Wetwang Village Hall


To view a list of the 2022 winning entries, click here.

The winner of the 2022 Public Vote was “”King Harold ll Last Anglo Saxon King” by Amy Benson

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

Our 2022 Sponsors

A big thank you to all our 2022 sponsors so far who made donations for the Scarecrow Festival:

Deep Blue Restaurants

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sledmere House

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

St NIcholas Church