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Wray Scarecrow Festival starts this weekend

The hugely popular Wray Scarecrow Festival and Fair gets underway this weekend.

The makes a welcome return to the village near Lancaster on Saturday, through until the end of the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend on May 6.

The 2024 theme is ‘Sci-fi’.

There will be a variety of scarecrow creations throughout the village for visitors to look at, with prizes for villagers to compete for in ‘Community Care’ and ‘People’s Choice’ categories, as well as the overall winner.

The 2024 programme includes:

Saturday April 27:

Scarecrow Festival starts, 10k road race (starts near The Old Bobbin Mill) 1.15pm

Sunday April 28:

Car Boot Sale on the ‘School Field’ (LA2 8RG) 8am; 100k cycle ride (not a race, all ages welcome) 9am; Fantastical Quests 10am

Monday April 29 to Thursday May 2:

Wray Primary School children will be maypole dancing and singing in the school playground 2.30pm

Tuesday April 30:

Fell Race (starts at the Tea Rooms) 7pm

Friday May 3:

Giant Scarecrow Parade (starts The Gars) 6.30pm; Scarecrow competition prize giving (Tea Rooms) 7.30pm; Batala Samba Reggae Band

Saturday May 4:

Gravel Bikes - stop off (Home Farm Close) 11am; Local History Tours (walking - meet outside The George and Dragon) 11am and 2pm

Sunday May 5:

Local History Tours (walking - meet outside The George and Dragon) 11am and 2pm

Monday May 6:

Traditional May Fair – hosted by Beyond Radio!

Samba Espirito – drumming band parading from Main Street to School Field 10.45am; Great Ball Race at Wray Bridge 5pm

There are a range of performers and acts from 11am and throughout the afternoon:

· A mix of ‘join in’ and entertainment acts on our Main Stage on the School Field,

· Entertainers on the Flood Gardens (lower Main Street)

· Live music on Main Street stage

More information on the Festival and Fair is available on their Facebook page or their website.

Or call John Gordon on 07799 624518 or email scarecrow.promotions@gmail.com

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