When: 9th – 17th August 2014
Where: Calverley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
£: Costs £3 – £5 to enter. Free to view the scarecrows.
What is it?
Calverley, traditionally a wool weaving village, is a suburb of Leeds. From 9th 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.
This year’s categories are Books (depicting characters and themes from a book), Creative (anything goes) and Traditional (for example, Worzel Gummidge, Aunt Sally or Bill and Ben). 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.
The winner of the Scarecrow Festival will be decided by public vote on 17th August.
If you can’t make it to Calverley for the Scarecrow Festival, then there will be a Scareycrows Festival from 25th to 31st October 2014.