Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival

Hello and a very warm welcome to the 22nd Year or Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival.

In response to your feedback this year we going back to basics. We're focusing on the quality and quantity of scarecrows and providing entertainments on just one field and the village green.

As part of our journey back to basics we plan to use the village green for traditional games such as Splat-the-Rat and Welly-Wanging.

In response to your feedback there will be fewer trade stalls and no fun fair this year. That's not to say there's nothing to do, there will be carefully selected stalls, traditional fairground rides and small inflatables.

We had over 100 entrants to our theme completion and we had to draw a luck winner from the hat for our chosen theme of Fables and Fairy Tales. What a brilliant scope for creativity - can't wait to see them.

This year? Well it's more of what we know you like as we continue our journey back to basics, concentrating on providing a safe and family focused day out which is great value but continuing our focus on the Scarecrows. There will be a significant change to the traffic management this year so please plan your journey and please please please DON'T plan to drive through the village - you will be met by a significantly increased traffic management presence who will guide you to one of the designated safe parking areas.

Remember you don't need to be a resident of the village to build a scarecrow and enter it into our competition! Last year the standard in the 'out of village' category was amazing.

If you look at the events page and music page there's some cool stuff and loads of bands and local artists.

We now boast one of the largest displays of classic cars in the midlands and If you've got a classic car and you want display it - get in touch.

Based on the feedback from last year we will be providing more food, more drinks, more toilets and baby changing facilities as well as the fantastically priced exclusive scarecrow mechandise.

Finally, let's not forget the quite incredible Rich Goodwin Airshow - now a regular feature of our festival and he's booked and raring to go on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

I hope you can get the date in your calendar now (30th September and 1st October 2017) and I look forward to seeing you at the end of September.

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