What is a Scarecrow Trail?
A Scarecrow Trail is a fun, value for money family event which celebrates local creativity and where the community can come together to enjoy the village and community spirit. You can get involved either as a Scarecrow maker or come along and follow the trail. In a Scarecrow Trail, members of the public and local businesses and groups make scarecrows and display them during the weekend of the trail. The organisers provide a notice showing your scarecrow’s name and a clue which you display next to your scarecrow.
The past 6 years we had an absolutely fantastic response from the village with approximately 60 scarecrows each year, and the atmosphere in the village over the weekend has been fabulous. We would very much appreciate your support and enthusiasm for the event again this year.
During the weekend of the Trail the organisers will be selling “trail sheets” with details of a trail which can only be solved using the numbers on the labels displayed next to or on the scarecrows. The trail sheets will be available from the Parish Hall from 10am – 4pm on both days of the event. These trail sheets are returned with the answer to the organisers at the Parish Hall. The organisers then put the trails sheet into a draw for a cash prize. A map showing where all the scarecrows are will be available from the Parish Hall from 10am – 4pm on both days of the event. Trail sheets will also be available from all members of Girlguiding Brent Knoll.
The theme this year is
Thank you for your support in previous years - you all really put on a great show for the village and we hope you will support this event again this year. Many people say to us that they so enjoy the weekend and are in awe of what you all do.
As you know, we do not duplicate entries, so once you have an idea please enter it!!
Looking forward to receiving your entry - we are sure you will all come up with some fantastic ideas.
With the possibility of winning over £125 in prizes (thanks to our kind local sponsors) as well as supporting our local rainbow, brownie and guide groups it’s a struggle to find a good reason not to take part in this Scarecrow Trail.
And it’s FREE to enter!! So go on, together with your family or group put your thinking caps on; reminisce or browse the internet, choose your character and send in your entry form. Note: Entries must be returned to Jane Sinnott no later than 1st September 2019.
Little tip - GET YOUR ENTRY IN AS SOON AS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO!!
Characters will be reserved on receipt of completed entry forms. If your chosen character has already been reserved we will contact you on receipt of your application so you can choose an alternative.
Feel free to visit our mascot Sally Scarecrow's Facebook page here http://on.fb.me/1bu2b7v