Will this year’s Scarecrow Festival go ahead as planned?
- UPDATE FEB 2021: Given the ongoing Coronavirus situation, we have decided to cancel this year’s Wray Scarecrow Festival. We are sorry to disappoint all of our supporters but hope to be back in 2022.
When is this year’s Scarecrow Festival?
- Saturday 2nd May until Sunday 10th May 2020, inclusive
When is the Wray Fair?
- Sunday 10th May – go to our Wray Fair page for further details
How much is entry to Wray Fair?
- Entry to the Wray Fair on Sunday 10th May is included in your car parking entry fee.
When is the Fun Fair?
- The setting up of the Fun Fair is weather dependent, us usually up and running by the Thursday or Friday before the Bank Holiday weekend and runs until the end of the Festival on Sunday. It generally runs from around 5.30pm on the Friday or 11am at the weekend until about 8pm, but it varies alot. As with other fun fairs, you have to pay for the rides etc. you use.
- 2020: The Fun Fair should be running from Saturday 2nd May this year.
How much does it cost to see all the scarecrows?
- Nothing! The scarecrows are completely free – you just need to pay for car parking and a programme if you would like one.
How much is car parking?
- £2 per car on weekdays
- £3 per car at the weekend
- £5 per car on Fair Day, which includes your ticket to the Wray fair!
- All profits go to local charities and voluntary groups.
Do you have facilities for disabled visitors?
- Yes, during the week you can park in the village or at the Bridge House Tearooms. At the weekend and on Fair day, there is dedicated disabled parking signposted at the front of the main car park on Hornby Road. Wheelchair users can use Home Farm Close as a drop off area. Ask a car park attendant when you arrive. Some areas are not wheelchair friendly – check out our map for details (map).
How much is a programme and what is in it?
- Programmes cost just £2 and are packed full of useful information, stories and lots of fun games, activities, maps and puzzles. All profits to go local charities and voluntary groups.
What is the theme of this year’s Scarecrow Festival?
- To coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day, 2020 theme is “Victory”
Which local charities and voluntary groups benefit from the Wray Festival?
- Wray Primary School
- Wray Over 60s
- Wray Institute
- Wray Forest School
- Wennington Hall School
- Wennington & District WI
- 3rd Hornby Scout Group
- Local churches and chapels
- And other local good causes
How do I get to Wray?
Is Wray Fair dog-friendly?
- Yes, we welcome dogs as long as they are kept on a lead and you clear up after them
Can I buy food and drink in Wray?
- Yes, throughout the festival you can purchase food and drink from several outlets, including the George & Dragon pub, the Bridge House Tea Rooms, Wray Post Office and the Wray Institute. You can also buy gifts from Greenfoots Garden Centre and Made in Wray. There are plenty of other food outlets at the Wray Fair and you are welcome to bring your own picnics.
Where is the nearest cashpoint machine?
- Caton or Bentham – there is no cash point in Wray – but Bridge House Tea Rooms will often give cashback
Where are the nearest toilets?
- There are portaloos in various locations around the village, including at the Bridgehouse Tea Rooms, the playing fields and the Flood Gardens. In due course, these will be added to the village map.
Are you bike-friendly?
- Yes, the Bridge House Tea Rooms are a regular stop off point for cyclists in the region and you can buy scrummy cyclist-friendly snacks at Wray Post Office – keep an eye open for the yellow bike hanging up outside!
- The Forest of Bowland Populaire cycling event also starts and ends in Wray village (see Festival timetable for details)
When are the Fell Race and 10k Race?
- See our dedicated Festival timetable page
Is there anywhere that runners can change and/or leave kit?
- Yes, runners can change at the Wray Institute and leave their bags there, at their own risk
Where can I leave/claim lost property?
- Wray Institute
Have we answered all your questions?
- If not, please check other areas of our website. If you cannot find an answer, please Ask Worzel…