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The 16th
Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival

They’ve Been!

Yes, the 16th Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival happened over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend 2024.

The photos are ready!


We’ve got photos of (nearly!) all the scarecrows in the Festival.

Take a look at our gallery to relive the weekend, or to spot any scarecrows you missed!

Money raised from the Festival is going to four local and national charities! (See below for details.)

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

Did you know…?

With your help, in 2024 we raised 


Total coming soon!

Want inspiration?

See our photo gallery of (nearly all of) the 2024 entries!

How to Start?

Check out our suggestions on how to make a scarecrow.

(But use your imagination too!)

Our Charities and Good Causes for 2024

In 2024 we’ll be using the money we raise to support:

YIKs All About Autism — YIKs All About Autism is part of York Inspirational Kids. Their hub in Clifton offers Autism Clubs and holiday clubs for autistic children and young people, pre- and post-diagnostic support and parental support and training.

OSCAR’s PBTC — OSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity exists to support and care for children facing brain tumours and their families, to raise awareness of children’s brain tumours and to fund new research to drive down diagnosis time, increase survival rate and improve children’s quality of life during and after treatment.

Wilberforce Trust — The Wilberforce Trust offers supported housing, supported living, sensory impairment assessments, sight registrations, rehabilitation support and much more.

British Red Cross — The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes. They offer services and emergency response, prevent or ease human suffering, support victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, support refugees and people in war zones, and speak up for change.

The Scarecrow Festival Planning Team

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