2019 Barrowby Scarecrow Festival & Family BBQ

31st August & 1st September 2019


2019 Scarecrow Festival Results:

1st - Elizabeth 1st, Hedgefield Road

2nd - Votes for Women,Thorold road

3rd - Mary Anning, Thorold Road


William Shakespeare, Grange paddock

Thomas Crapper, The Northings

Ode to the Toilet, Reedings Road

World Leaders Behaving Badly, Debdale

All these families received a certificate and a rosette and all entries received a certificate for entering, a goody bag and one BBQ ticket.


The People’s Choice competition where all visitors make their choice of scarecrow was also won by Elizabeth 1st.


We had 28 scarecrows around the Village and for the first time we had table top sales on the Village Green on the Sunday instead of garage sales.

We did well with more sponsors this year than before – all business people who support us from the village – who we are most appreciative of their continued support.

Other activities included a successful raffle supported by a number of businesses supplying prizes, a tombola, used book stall, face painting, guess the weight of the cake which had been donated and guess the sweets in a jar.

A Made in Barrowby event was held in the Reading Room on the Saturday where local people sold their jams and crafts.

The Parish Church provided meals and some games on both days and the Allotment Association held their annual show and produce auction in the Memorial Hall on the Saturday.

The income from the weekend goes to cover the costs of printing and distributing the Barrowby News newsletter which is produced by a group of volunteers