Take a trip back to the 80s as village near Leighton Buzzard hosts scarecrow festival

38 scarecrows will be dotted around the streets of Wingrave this bank holiday

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:40 pm

The popular Wingrave Scarecrow festival returns this bank holiday weekend (May 1-3) and this year there's an 80s theme.

There are 38 scarecrows for people to enjoy and admire including Smurfs, Super Ted, ET, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Jedi Knights and Ghostbusters.

Maps are £2 and can be picked up from the village shop (21 Winslow Road, Wingrave, HP22 4PS) before or on the weekend. By purchasing map scarecrow hunters can vote for their favourite and be in with a chance of winning a £20 Amazon voucher

The Wingrave Scarecrow Festival 2020
The Wingrave Scarecrow Festival 2020

A spokesman said: "The route doesn’t have be undertaken at a particular time, or a particular order so it’s a great outdoor activity to keep the family entertained and be able to keep social distancing.

"We are very fortunate in Wingrave to have a well stocked shop, and a pub (Rose and Crown) and sports club (Wingrave Park) who will be serving food and refreshments over the bank holiday weekend. Cars can park at Wingrave Park."

Wingrave Scarecrow Festival is held as a fundraiser for Wingrave School PTFA and is sponsored by Wingrave Village Shop, Wingrave with Rowsham Parish Council and Hunters Estate Agents.

Last year the theme was “2020” and was so popular we organisers decided this year to run it over 3 days and the bank holiday.

The Wingrave Scarecrow Festival 2020
The Wingrave Scarecrow Festival 2020