About Us

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!

Useful Information

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

Redhorn News

Urchfont Camera Club

Urchfont PCC

St Michael's Church Flowers

Urchfont Garden Club

Urchfont Breakfast & After School Club

Urchfont Pre-School

Taste Wiltshire

Old School Day Centre, Market Lavington

Urchfont Community Shop

Urchfont Toddlers


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.