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A happy scarecrow: the logo of the Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival

The 15th
Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival

A grassy field, in which the scarecrow stands
A happy scarecrow: the logo of the Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival

Thank You!

The Scarecrows had a fantastic weekend making so many new scarecrow friends and waving at everyone going by!

And thank you for coming along to explore the trails and join in the fun! You’ve helped us raise a magnificent £5,632 — this will be split equally between our four great charities and good causes.

The Scarecrow Festival Planning Team

Winning Scarecrows

Best Overall: Bowser

Green Trail

  1. Stick Men

  2. A Lioness and a Grasshopper

  3. A Deliveroo rider

Red Trail

  1. The Highway Rat

  2. Edward Scissorhands

  3. Mermaid

Orange Trail

  1. Darth Vader

  2. Warhammer Space Marine

  3. Lyle Lyle Crocodile

Blue Trail

  1. Super Mario

  2. A Scarecrow Village

  3. Mermaid

Black Trail

  1. Supertato

  2. One pig (from the Three Little Pigs)

  3. Phoebe the dog

Did you know…?

With your help, in 2023 we raised 


for our charities!

See our Gallery!

See our photo gallery of (nearly all of) the 2023 entries!

Our Charities and Good Causes for 2023

In 2023 we’ll be using the money we’ve raised to support:

York Rescue BoatYork 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.

York Rescue Boat logo

Martin House Children’s HospiceMartin 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.

Martin House Children’s Hospice logo

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.

Refugee Action York logo

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.

All We Can Methodist relief and development logo

The Scarecrow Festival Planning Team

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