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Scarecrows sought for return of Pudsey Scarecrow Festival

By Damon Sugden

Pudsey Scarecrow Festival is back for more family fun on Sunday, September 1 from 10am until 4pm in Pudsey Park and beyond!

The community of Pudsey is invited to once again build and enter scarecrows, visit them at both Pudsey Park and on the Scarecrow Trail around the town.

This year’s theme will be the “Olympics and Sports”, which gives huge scope for some very creative builds. Yorkshire is full of Olympic champions including our own Nile Wilson, Nicola Adams OBE, the Brownlee Brothers and record-smashing Hannah Cockroft OBE.

In previous years the festival has been absolutely spectacular, so this is a fantastic opportunity to get crafty with the family during the school holidays and display your ideas – you can build single or multiple scarecrows as part of your entry, big or small it doesn’t matter.

Recycling and up-cycling of materials is strongly encouraged, remember traditional scarecrows are built from old clothes and straw!

Your scarecrows can either be displayed from the front of where you live – visible for judging from the pavement, in your shop window or you can bring them to Pudsey Park to be displayed on the day of the event up to 4pm.

As well as the scarecrows in the park, there will be live music playing from the bandstand, delicious food, treats and creative craft stalls, plus games and entertainment for all the family throughout the day – we even have our very own Pudsey Decathlon for the little ones to enjoy!

We’ve listened to your feedback from last year, and Trail maps will be available again, showing you where to find the Scarecrows around Pudsey, and the festival will also be available to follow via Facebook.

Will you be one of our winners?

To enter your scarecrow in the festival or if you require any more information, please use the contact form on our facebook page or email at

The entry deadline is 15 August and all scarecrows need to be displayed on September 1.

For this year, the profits will go towards supporting the amazing Pudsey Parish Church Clock Tower Restoration Fund.

Fancy joining the Scarecrow Squad? Everyone welcome.

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