Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival has been running for over 25 years so its definitely one of the
original, biggest and best in the UK! Its also one of the best value summer days out for all
ages in the Yorkshire Dales as a family can spend a whole day here for under a fiver!
From famous celebrities and sports stars to topical characters and the downright quirky,
there are plenty of scarecrows to spot in every nook and cranny of this idyllic Yorkshire Dales
village. As always, we'll have two themed trails too, with clue sheets to find specific
scarecrows costing just £1 for our daily prize draw to win £10.
Since our festival began, the other major attraction of Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival has
always been the amazing homemade cakes, fresh cut sandwiches, soup and more on offer in
the Village Hall - from legendary lemon drizzles and indulgent chocolate cakes, to traditional
fruit cake with Wensleydale cheese. O utside the village hall, children can choose a hat and
be the head for a traditional scarecrow and, as a bit of extra fun for little ones, we have
several photo boards around the village to poke heads through for a photo memento.
We have plenty of car parking designated for our scarecrow festival which costs just £3 for
the whole day and coaches can pre book a parking space by emailing
All profits from the trail sheets, village hall refreshments and car park go to Kettlewell
Primary School, the village hall, St Mary's Church and other community projects.