Designed by: Matt MacLennan
Now in its 23rd year (2020), this successful charitable event takes place every year over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.
Over 50 themed scarecrows are made and displayed by residents of this beautiful and historic Wiltshire village. Visitors can buy a Trail Map and Programme and walk around the village solving the clues and matching them to the scarecrows. A special Children's Quiz is also available, with different picture clues for them to solve at each scarecrow location. Prizes are awarded for the best entries, and there is a lucky programme draw. There is also a trophy for the best Scarecrow, voted by the public.
All proceeds go to village and community good causes in the Parish of Urchfont, and a large donation is also given to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance each year.
Around the village pond a barbeque serving high quality, locally made burgers and sausages, a tea tent serving home-made cakes, and a beer tent serving locally brewed real ales add to the lively atmosphere.
The Festival is run by a small Committee who start the planning in September of the previous year. The whole community comes together to make Scarecrows, bake cakes, organise rotas, manage parking, cleaning up and so much more.
We hope you have a great day out!
Free Car Parking - please follow signs to the car park
(we kindly ask people not to park within the village)
One Adult Entry with Trail Map- £3.50
Two Adult Entries with Trail Maps- £5.00
One Child Entry with Quiz Sheet - £1.50
Two Child Entries with Quiz Sheets - £2.00
Charities and community projects supported by Urchfont Scarecrow Festival Charity
Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust
Friends & Neighbours Club
Urchfont Sewing Group
Urchfont Camera Club
St Michael's Church Flowers
Urchfont Garden Club
Urchfont Breakfast & After School Club
Old School Day Centre, Market Lavington
Urchfont Community Shop
Urchfont Cricket Club
Urchfont Primary School
Friends of St Michael's
Friends of Urchfont Ducks
Urchfont with Stert Mother's Union
Urchfont Defibrillator Group
Urchfont Village Hall
Redhorn Team: St Michaels' Church
Electricity Supply at Urchfont Pond.