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The 16th Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival

We’re delighted to be involved with this year’s Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival. This will be the 16th Scarecrow Festival! As usual, the Festival will be held over the Early May Bank Holiday Weekend:


Saturday 4th May–Monday 6th May 2024


Poster advertising the five trails of the Scarecrow Festival, held over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend 2024.

Our Scarecrow Festival Opening Hours

Aroma will be opening on the Saturday and, especially for the Scarecrow Festival, also on the Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. We’ll be offering a range of hot and cold drinks and food — to eat in, or take away with you to enjoy as you explore the trails.


We’ll be open:

  • Saturday 4th May as usual — 9am to 4:30pm (last orders 4pm)

  • Sunday 5th May — between 10am and 3pm

  • Monday 6th May — between 10am and 4pm


About the Scarecrow Festival

The Scarecrow Festival will be five trails available of differing lengths. Over the Festival the Scarecrows will be out and about between 10am and 7pm each day for you to enjoy by following the routes on our trail maps.


All the trails start from the Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church, where you will be able to buy the trail maps between 10am and 4:30pm each day — only £3 each, or all five for £12. (You don’t need a map each: just one for all in your family to follow, making it a great value day out!)


This year, money raised will go to:

  • YIKs All About AutismYIKs All About Autism is part of York Inspirational Kids. Their hub in Clifton offers Autism Clubs and holiday clubs for autistic children and young people, pre- and post-diagnostic support and parental support and training.

  • OSCAR’s PBTCOSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity exists to support and care for children facing brain tumours and their families, to raise awareness of children’s brain tumours and to fund new research to drive down diagnosis time, increase survival rate and improve children’s quality of life during and after treatment.

  • Wilberforce TrustThe Wilberforce Trust offers supported housing, supported living, sensory impairment assessments, sight registrations, rehabilitation support and much more.

  • British Red CrossThe British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes. They offer services and emergency response, prevent or ease human suffering, support victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, support refugees and people in war zones, and speak up for change.


You can find out more at the Scarecrow Festival web page:

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