By Haddenham Webteam - 1st May 2020 6:00pm
Entries are now open!
During these difficult times, we all need something to make us smile! On behalf of the Haddenham Association of Scouts and Guides, I'm delighted to confirm that our 5th Annual Scarecrow Festival will go ahead — albeit in a different way to previous years! We have put together a package which takes into account the current Government Social Distancing Guidelines and we will constantly review how the Festival moves forward in the light of any changes to these measures.
Entries can be submitted any time between Friday 1st May and Wednesday 27th May. All entries submitted by the closing date of 27th May will be included on the official Scarecrow Trail Map, copies of which will be made available both online and from limited outlets in the village for those unable to access it online.
Previous Scarecrow Festivals have been launched at Haddenham Fete in June and have run at the same time as Bucks Art Weeks. As neither of these events will be taking place, the 2020 Scarecrow Festival Fortnight will be brought forward — it will open on Monday 1st June and close on Sunday 14th June.
Preparing your Scarecrow
We are challenging people to use their imagination and creativity to make a Scarecrow using any resources you already have at home, in your loft, garden, shed or garage — no need to go out and buy anything and no need to include straw unless you already have some! Your Scarecrow can be ANY shape or size as long as it can be visibly displayed at the front of your own property 24 hours a day from 1st June until the end of Sunday 14th June.
Passers-by will be able to enjoy the Scarecrows whilst taking daily exercise around the village. More guidelines about following the Trail at a safe distance will be issued later. We will also arrange to display some of them "virtually" for those who may be self isolating.
How to enter
To take part, simply complete and return an entry form to register your Scarecrow. Forms will be available to download from haddenham.net or by contacting Francesca Flaxton at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text to 07554 141810.
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