Enter the Crosspool Festival scarecrow competition – deadline Monday

Wish you were here by the Thompson family of Coldwell Lane
Last year’s winning scarecrow by the Thompson family of Coldwell Lane

From Rachel Suddrick, Sally Parkinson, Debbie Boyd and Beckie Howe:

We would like to invite you to join in with the Crosspool Festival scarecrow competition. The theme for the festival is Carnival and the Olympics so we would like you as a family to make a scarecrow that represents either. This might be a sportsman, Brazilian carnival queen or a carnival animal, go wild and use your imagination!

If you have not made a scarecrow before, it is easier than you might think and there is lots of information and advice online.

All scarecrows need to be displayed on or in the front of your home, visible from the road. This might be in a window, a front garden or even on your door! You can make them as big or as small as you like!

They should be in place by 10 am on Saturday 25 June and should remain in place throughout the festival. Each entry will be judged by local sculpture Noel Lockley at some point during the festival. Winners will be announced on Saturday 3 July at the Festival Fayre. This year we are also adding a local children’s group category, so if you are involved in any group that works with children in Crosspool, then please ask them if they would like to enter a crow.

Monday 13 June is the closing date for the scarecrow competition.

The prizes this year are

  • 1st 2 season tickets for 2016/17 at HALLAM FC
  • 2nd a family pass for CANNON HALL FARM
  • 3rd £25 voucher for uncle Sams donated by AFP VAN AND MORORHOME HIRE
  • Children’s groups can also enter, the prize for this section is a £25 voucher for an outlet of your choice sponsored by PLANCON
  • All enteries will receive a prize sponsored by SHERWOOD BUILDING SERVICES

You can enter via Nest cafe or by emailing beckiegreenuk@yahoo.co.uk. Please supply the following information:

Family name or group name:

Scarecrow name/theme:

Address the scarecrow will be displayed at:

Contact number:

You’ll also need to supply a £3 entry fee.

All profits will be split between LISA and FOLA. Entry forms can also be collected and returned to Nest in Crosspool. If you go to school in Crosspool but don’t live in Crosspool and would still like to join in, please contact us and we will arrange for your scarecrow to be displayed.

We hope you have great fun making your scarecrows together as a family and will enjoy spotting scarecrows around Crosspool during the festival week. A list of roads on which we expect scarecrows to be displayed will be available to collect from NEST from Friday 17 June and on this website.


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