Pudsey prepares for annual scarecrow festival – and its superheroes!

Pudsey Scarecrow Festival is back for 2023. Photo: Damon Sugden

Winging its way back to Pudsey Park is the ever-popular Pudsey Scarecrow Festival on Sunday 3 September from 10am until 4pm – and this year’s theme is Superheroes.

This year promises fun for all the family with an amazing scarecrow hunt. Explore the park together and see if you can discover all the Superheroes on display.

There will be fun stalls, tea and cake, ice cream and music to enjoy throughout the day. All profits raised will go to local good causes.

Organisers are looking to get as many scarecrows as possible installed in and around Pudsey Park, as it gives people with limited mobility a chance to see your imaginative work.

If you would like to build a scarecrow to enter – remember Superheroes are not just in comics and films, real people can be super and amazing too – this is a great opportunity to get creative and maybe learn some new crafting skills.

Building a scarecrow is simple. Just pick something that you like about Superheroes and have a look around for a few basic bits to build with: garden canes for a frame, old clothes, straw, shredded paper or old pillows for stuffing, some of the most imaginative scarecrows have been up-cycled from unexpected items such as plastic plant pots.

There will be prizes for the best entries, and many previous entries have been both imaginative and hilarious! 

If you live outside of Pudsey and you would still like to enter a Scarecrow then let organisers know on the entry form.

Bring it to the park between 9am – 10am on Sunday 3 September. All scarecrows should be named with its name clearly displayed to help with judging the competition.

For details on how to enter please visit the event website or pick up one of the entry forms at Pudsey Community Hub, Pudsey Wellbeing Centre on Robin Lane or Pudsey Community Project on Carlisle Road.


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