The 15th Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival was held in 2023 with an incredible 120 entries.
Over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend hundreds of people — individuals, families and groups — came to visit our church and get their trail maps with clue/question sheets. They then set off to explore one or more of our five talking trails.
Haxby town centre was busy, with families exploring the scarecrows (and shops!), with others venturing into the roads beyond to locate scarecrows further afield.
You can see nearly all the entries below, loosely arranged in the order of the Green, Orange, Red, Blue and Black Trails. Click on an image to see it larger, along with its question and answer from the Clue/Question trail sheet.
As usual, we raised money from selling the trail maps and our refreshments to support four great charities and good causes.
The Charities Supported by the
2023 Scarecrow Festival
York Rescue Boat — York Rescue Boat is an independent lifeboat and search and rescue team based in York. They carry out combined patrols by boat and on foot at high-risk times every weekend throughout the year.
Martin House Children’s Hospice — Martin House provides family led care for children with life-shortening conditions. It’s a place where children, young people and their families can stay from time to time along their journey and find support, rest and practical help.
Refugee Action York (RAY) — RAY works with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in and around the City of York — a safe meeting point where people can get information & support, learn new skills & languages and form lasting friendships, so rebuilding their lives.
Earthquake Relief Appeal — A catastrophic earthquake struck southern Turkey and northwestern Syria and claimed over 25,000 lives. This appeal is organised by All We Can and the Methodist Church in Britain to provide aid and relief to those in need.