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 11th to Sunday 19th August, with the themes ‘Movies’ and ‘Magical Stories’.
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 during the festival.
The adult trail will have a movie theme and the children’s trail will feature magical stories. Both trails cost £1 each.
This year, the ‘real’ Calendar Girls will be judging the scarecrows. Their exhibition, Twenty Years of the Calendar Girls, will be taking place at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, until 30th September.
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 community projects.