Bromyard Scarecrow Festival 2023: A colourful spectacle

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Bromyard Scarecrow Festival 2023: A colourful spectacle

The town of Bromyard in Herefordshire is gearing up for its 15th annual Scarecrow Festival, which will take place from 9th to 11th June 2023. The festival, which attracts thousands of visitors and participants every year, has a theme of ‘A Title (book play or song) with a colour in it’.

The festival will feature a variety of events and activities for all ages, including a scarecrow making workshop, a scarecrow parade, a scarecrow trail, a scarecrow competition and a scarecrow supper. The scarecrows will be displayed around the town in shop windows and other locations, creating a colourful and creative spectacle.

The scarecrow parade will be held on Friday 9th June at 7pm. The parade will be led by a giant scarecrow inspired by ‘The Wizard of Oz’, followed by hundreds of other scarecrows representing titles such as ‘The Scarlet Letter’, ‘Black Beauty’, ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. The parade will be accompanied by live music and entertainment from local bands and performers.

The scarecrow competition will be judged by a panel of local celebrities and dignitaries, who will award prizes for the best children’s and adults’ entries. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on the town green at 4pm. The ceremony will also include a raffle draw with prizes donated by local businesses and sponsors.

The scarecrow supper will be held on Sunday 11th June at 6pm on the town green. The supper will be a communal feast with food and drink provided by local caterers and vendors. The supper will also feature live music and entertainment from local artists and groups.

The festival is organised by a team of volunteers from the Bromyard Scarecrow Festival Committee, who work throughout the year to plan and prepare for the event. The committee also raises funds for local charities and causes through donations and sponsorship.

The festival’s website,, has more information about the event, including how to register as a participant, how to sponsor a scarecrow, how to follow the scarecrow trail and how to buy tickets for the supper. The website also has photos and videos from previous festivals, as well as news and updates about the festival.

The festival’s chairperson, Jane Smith, said: “We are very excited about this year’s festival and we hope that everyone will join us for this fun and festive occasion. We have chosen a theme that we think will inspire people to be creative and imaginative with their scarecrows. We are looking forward to seeing what people come up with and we are sure that it will be a colourful spectacle that will brighten up the town.”

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