The Scarecrow Festival
The Scarecrow Festival at Wolferton was started in 2001 as a way of helping create a closer community spirit in the village. It was held for three days over the August bank holiday weekend. It has been held that same weekend every other year since, but whether to hold it or not is subject to the outcome of a village ballot in January. Because the village is on a closed road, going nowhere, it lends itself to such an event and the road is closed so that people can enjoy a traffic-free environment (an easy access free bus follows the trail route for those not able or wanting to walk).
It has grown in the past decade to become one of West Norfolk’s largest free to enter events, with about 18,000 people coming to see the 150 or so highly original scarecrows made and displayed by village residents. At the past two events, of the sums raised, some £25,000 each time was donated to local good causes.
Where to go
- PE31 6HA
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