Scarecrow Festival

Date: 6th May, 2019 - 12:30 - 16:30
Wicken Sports Club


May Day Scarecrow Festival

The Scarecrow Festival is returning this year and is promised to be an even bigger village event. Wicken Sports Club is set to play host to a day of celebration and family fun.

May Day flyer

The map will be available to purchase at 12.30pm from Wicken Sports Club. It will show where all of the scarecrows are located so that you can plan your route around the village. It will also have a voting form so that you can cast your vote for the best scarecrow. Votes to be in by 3.30pm and winners will be announced at 4pm.

The map will cost £2. £1 of that money will be donated to Air Ambulance who continue to be a tremendous help to our village when emergencies arise.

Wicken Sports Club will host an afternoon of activities, from 12.30 until 4.30pm with FREE ENTRY!

Hot food will be available to purchase on the day at reasonable prices, catered for by WVC and Wickids volunteers. There will be vegetarian and vegan options.

The local Blackpit Brewery will be bringing along their 'English beers brewed for discerning folk, less tied up with modern notions of heavily hopped liquor and more concerned with great session ales'.

Blackpit was set up by three school friends in 2012 and is located between Silverstone and Stowe. It takes its name from Blackpit Lake, a 12th century stockpond to Luffield Abbey. The lake was was reported to be so fertile that its waters ran black with the backs of carp, hence the name Black-pit.

As well as local Wicken Clubs, producers and crafters we will be joined by a fine selection of stalls that are part of the umbrella organisation 'Made in Stony'.

Founded in 2017 and run by volunteers, Made in Stony represents local original artists, designers, food producers and crafters, selling high-quality and original handmade goods. Members live in and/or create their goods in the Parish of Stony Stratford.

The Great Gappo will be in one of the marquee's from 2pm until 4pm to run a circus skills workshop that will be great fun for the whole family.

There will be clowning around, Juggling, Alfie the Dog, Magic, Balloon modelling etc. With plenty of opportunities for budding stars to join in. Be prepared for lots of shouting, laughter and a juggling good time.


Please click this link for details of entry: Scarecrow registration

Residents of Wicken are busy preparing scarecrows with the theme:


Here is the list of movie titles already taken:

  • Lego Movie
  • Jaws
  • The Invisible Man
  • Star wars
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Chucky
  • Mary Poppins
  • Paddington
  • Jasmine from Aladdin
  • Top Gun
  • Harry Potter
  • ET

We will need volunteers (and some good luck with the weather) if we are going to make this event the best it can possibly be. If you are interested in having a stall or helping on the day please email WVC on