Festival timetable

All dates correct at the time of publication and subject to change:

The 2018 theme, chosen by the local school, is “Lights, Camera, Action!”

Saturday 28th April – Monday 7th May 2018:

Saturday 28th April 2018:

  • 10k Road Race – open to all runners, starting ~1.15pm near Bobbin Mill *

Sunday 29th April 2018:

Monday 30th April – Friday 4th May 2018:

  • Wray School’s maypole dancing (and more) ~1.30pm *

Thursday 3rd May 2018:

  • Funfair starts – continues over the weekend *

Friday 4th May 2018:

  • BBC Radio Lancashire will broadcast live from the Wray Institute (10am to 12 noon)
  • Giant Scarecrow Parade – starts Gars End ~6.30pm
  • Guinness World Record attempt: “Largest gathering of people dressed as scarecrows”
  • Parade ends at Bridge House Farm Tearooms
  • Music by “Blast Furness”
  • Prize presentations and party with local bands, food and drink ~7pm onwards

Saturday 5th May 2018:

  • Music at the Bridge House Farm Tearooms
  • And … lots and lots of scarecrows

Sunday 6th May 2018:

  • Soap Box Derby – near Bobbin Mill from ~12 noon
  • Ball Race – near Flood Gardens after Soap Box Derby ~4pm
  • Busk Stop (buskers at the flood gardens on Main Street)
  • Vintage Vehicles – at Bridge House Farm tearooms *
  • Vintage Fair – at Bridge House Farm tearooms *

Monday 7th May 2018:

  • Fell race – starts at the Institute ~11.30am *
  • Wray Fair – from ~11am to ~4pm on school fields

Note that there will be no Car Boot Sale this year!

* These events are organised independently of the Wray Scarecrow Festival & Fair