Where: Kettlewell, North Yorkshire
£: A trail sheet costs £1. Parking costs £3.
What is it?
Scarecrows first came to Kettlewell in 1994 as a way of raising money for the local school. The event has grown each year and now attract thousands of visitors during August.
This year’s Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival will take place from Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th August, with the themes of ‘Rock and Pop Stars’ and ‘Historical Eras’.
Kettlewell is a picturesque village situated in the Yorkshire Dales and visitors are encouraged to explore some of the more unusual nooks and crannies around Kettlewell during the festival.
Walk the Scarecrow Trail and see what you find hidden around the corner. The trail challenges participants to solve the riddles to find the mystery word. It takes around two hours to complete, and there are daily prizes up for grabs for children and adults during the festival.
Refreshments, including homemade cake, will be served in the village hall, and there are plenty of pubs for those who would like something a bit stronger.
Money raised during Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival will go towards the school, village hall, church and other local organisations.