Wetwang Scarecrow Festival

Following the UK Government’s recommendation made on Monday 16th March, in relation to non-essential social contact, and not having a definite timescale of when this situation will peak or start to recede we feel that for the safety of all involved this year’s Wetwang Scarecrow Festival should be cancelled. However, we intend to keep the same theme for next year, when we will definitely be back, hopefully bigger and better.

This year’s annual nine day Wetwang Scarecrow Festival will run from Saturday 23rd May until Sunday 31st May.

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: “Myths and Legends”, “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 2020 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. 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, Grand prize Draw and much, much more.  There will also be independent craft stall holders in the meeting room, if you are interested in booking a table you can download an application form here

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 2020 Sponsors

A big thank you to all our 2020 sponsors so far who made donations for the Scarecrow Festival: