Will this year’s Scarecrow Festival go ahead as planned?

When is this year’s Scarecrow Festival?

  • Saturday 23rd April until Monday 2nd May 2022, inclusive

When is the Wray Fair?

  • Monday 2nd May – go to our Wray Fair page for further details

How much is entry to Wray Fair?

  • Entry to the Wray Fair on Monday 2nd May is included in your car parking entry fee.

When is the Fun Fair?

  • The setting up of the Fun Fair is weather dependent, but is usually up and running by the Thursday or Friday before the Bank Holiday weekend and runs until the end of the Festival on Monday. 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.

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
  • £8 per car on Fair Day, which includes your ticket to the Wray Fair and free programme!
  • 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), thoughh this may change in 2022.

How much is a programme and what is in it?

  • The programme costs just £3 and is 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?

  • “Celebrate”

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 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?

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…