When: 23rd April – 2nd May 2016
Where: Wray, Lancashire
£: Free to see the scarecrows around the village. Admission to the Fair Day attractions costs £3 for adults, £2 for the over 60s and free for under 16s. There is a small charge of £2 for parking.
What is it?
Wray Scarecrow Festival will take place from Saturday 23rd April until Monday 2nd May. Throughout the festival, the village of Wray in Lancashire will be filled with a whole plethora of fun and quirky scarecrows. Every year there is a theme for the scarecrows, and this year the theme is Explorers of Land, Sea and Air.
This year’s attractions will include a 10k road race, a giant scarecrow parade, a vintage market and classic car show.
There are numerous events taking place during the scarecrow festival, kicking off with a 10k road race on Saturday 23rd April. On Sunday 24th April there will be a car boot sale. On evening of Friday 29th April the Giant Scarecrow Parade takes place. The parade will head along Main Street from 7pm and feature some rather wonderful Giant Scarecrows. This is followed by a party with local bands.
The Vintage Market has become a popular event over the last few years and this year it will take place on Sunday 1st May along with an informal rally of classic cars and a fun fair.
Fair Day takes place on the bank holiday, Monday 2nd May. This is usually one of the busiest days of the festival, and in addition to the scarecrows around the village there will be a whole host of activities taking place on the school field. The events taking place on Fair Day will include the Wray and Caton Moor Fell Race, birds of prey, the Croix Du Nord-Battle Display, BMX stunt riders, dog agility and a junior football match. Other attractions on the school field during Fair Day will include children’s entertainment and stalls.