The 14th Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival

We’re delighted to be involved with this year’s Haxby and Wigginton Scarecrow Festival. This will be the 14th Scarecrow Festival, returning after a two-year absence caused by the pandemic. As usual, the Festival will be held over the Early May Bank Holiday Weekend:

Saturday 30th April–Monday 2nd May 2022

Poster advertising the five trails of the Scarecrow Festival, held over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend 2022.

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 30th April as usual — 9am to 4:30pm (last orders 4pm)

  • Sunday 1st May — between 10am and 3pm

  • Monday 2nd May — between 10am and 3pm

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 £2.50 each, or all five for £10. (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:

  • Ukraine Emergency Appeal — to help refugees in this war-torn country

  • HOPING Street Kitchen — where volunteers serve hot home-cooked meals and drinks from their pop-up kitchen to the homeless and in need in York

  • OSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity — a charity funding critical research into paediatric brain tumours

  • Shine21 — a charity based in North Yorkshire offering support for children aged 5 and under with Down’s Syndrome

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


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