Lapworth Scarecrow Festival set to return - The Solihull Observer

Lapworth Scarecrow Festival set to return

Solihull Editorial 5th Sep, 2017   0

THE VILLAGE of Lapworth will come to life next weekend as the 12th annual Scarecrow Festival takes place.

And this year’s event – taking place on September 16 and 17 – promises to be fun for all the family with its Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside theme.

There will be plenty on offer including a bouncy castle, children’s rides, a craft fair BBQ, licenced bar and a beer festival.

The charitable festival which was last hosted in 2015, raised more than £10,000 for local causes that year and showcased more than 60 scarecrows.




The route around the village starts at the village hall and runs up Station Lane, onto Rising Lane, down Mill Lane and back to the village hall on the Old Warwick Road with all our scarecrows set up for all to see.

Event organiser Rachael Easton said: “The Lapworth Scarecrow Festival has been going for well over a decade and the imagination and originality of the scarecrows gets better year on year.


“The theme this year is family focused and fun and I know the locals who never disappoint with friendly competitive rivalry will pull out all the stops to make the event an enormous success and draw the crowds from far and wide.

“Over the past 11 years we have managed to raise in excess of £50,000 to fund local causes, which is truly incredible, and we appreciate the support of everyone who comes along each year to make our festival the success it is.”

Lapworth Scarecrow Festival is a registered charity, and all profits made will be shared among various organisations that support and educate the local community.

The Festival takes place between noon and 6pm on September 16 and between noon and 5pm on September 17.

There is no entrance fee to pay parking is free of charge.

For more visit www.lapworthscarecrowfestival.co.uk or email [email protected]

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