Where: Wray Village, Lancashire
£: Most events are free
What is it?
The Scarecrow Festival in the village of Wray, Lancashire, is a popular annual event which has grown to include a 10k road race, car boot sale, giant scarecrow parade, vintage market and classic car show, classic bike night and fun fair. Every year the Scarecrow Festival has a theme and this year’s is ‘goodies and villains’.
The festival events kick off on Saturday 26th April with a 10km road race at 1.15pm (entry fees cost £4 – £7). On Sunday 27th April the car boot sale takes place, beginning at 8am. On Thursday 1st May is the classic bike night at Bridge House Farm Tearooms, which will be open from 7pm to 9pm on the night. Friday 2nd May will see the wonderfully wacky giant scarecrow parade head through the village at 8pm. On Sunday 4th May is the vintage market and classic vehicle show, and finally on Monday 5th May is the fair day and fell race.
The main fair day on Monday 5th May will take place on the school field in the centre of Wray village. A varied selection of stalls and attractions will be positioned around the field including large marquees containing craft stalls and displays. Catering will be provided by the Village Institute.
The vintage market on Sunday 4th May 2014 takes place from 11am until 4pm. Vintage items on sale include clothes, ornaments, accessories and even furniture. There is no charge for visitors to enter the field or marquees on the day, so why not pop along for a browse? This year the vintage market will be accompanied on the field by a display of classic vehicles, including tractors, military vehicles, TVR’s, Lotuses, Mini’s, and classic motorcycles. Please note, there is a £1.50 charge for all day parking.