When: 10th – 18th August 2013
Where: Calverley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
£: Free (there is usually a small charge for a copy of the Crow Trail map)
What is it?
Calverley, traditionally a wool weaving village, is a suburb of Leeds. From 10th August you will find some strangers popping up outside houses and businesses in the area as the Calverley Scarecrow Festival returns.
The festival, organised by the Creative Calverley initiative, encourages residents, local organisations and businesses to “get involved” and join in the fun.
The categories for this year’s scarecrows are film, historical, creative and traditional, so expect to see a varied array of inventive scarecrows as you wander around Calverley this August. A map will be created of all entrants so you can follow a Crow Trail. There will be the chance to vote for the Crop Idol by paper based and online voting, so everyone can still join in the fun.
The winner of the scarecrow festival will be announced at Calverley Carnival from 1pm on 17th August.
The organisers of the festival also hold a Halloween themed Scareycrows event on the last weekend of October, so if you can’t make it in August then why not plan an autumn visit instead?