The first Wray Scarecrow Festival was organised in 1993. It was the brainchild of David Hartnup, and a few other local residents, after David and his wife encountered a similar festival in France whilst on holiday.
We believe we are the longest running scarecrow festival in the UK and celebrated our silver jubilee in 2018.
The Festival is organised each year by the ‘Scarecrow Committee’, a small but dedicated band of local volunteers. The committee is supported by a much larger team of people who help with activities such as litter-picking, ice-cream selling, car parking, programme selling, bunting and marquee erecting, etc.
If you would like to help out, in any capacity, no matter how minor, please do get in touch.
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.