Scarecrow Fest to be best ever

Organisers of a hugely popular scarecrow festival are 
expecting more than a thousand visitors to descend on their village.

Wetwang will host tourists from all over the country next month to enjoy the 14th annual Scarecrow Festival.

Organiser Carol Robertson said she doesn’t expect this year to be any different, and is inviting as many residents as possible to take part in the event from Saturday May 28 until Sunday June 5.

Carol said:“The idea is that families and businesses create a scarecrow and put it in their gardens and then they get judged.”

And on this year’s judging panel is Driffield Town Crier Brian Fairfield with his wife, as well as Stray FM disk jockey Alex Cann and Doug Stewart from Radio Humberside.

Carol added: “Once again we are accepting “visiting” scarecrows from surrounding towns and villages who wanted to get in on the scarecrow action!

“We love to encourage visiting entries to stand alongside all the village entries, so Wetwang will be bursting at the seams with scarecrows.”

The festival was first launched in 2002 and was designed to raise money for Wetwang Village Hall.

Since then the annual event has come on in leaps and bounds to become the highly anticipated yearly festival it is today.

In total there are 10 categories and winners of these will each receive a £25 prize.

A public vote will also take place and the winner will also receive a cash prize.

The Village Hall will be open daily from 10am to 4pm for the Scarecrow Cafe, tombola, scarecrow trail maps, games, scarecrow goodies, grand prize draw and much, much more.

To download an entry form for the Scarecrow Festival, visit