Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What time does the Festival start?

A. The dates of the next festival are 12th - 20th August 2017. During the festival the car park is open 9.30a.m. to 4.30p.m each day all week.

Q. Is the scarecrow trail suitable for disabled people?

A. If you park in the disabled parking spaces in Yorkshire Dales National Park car park, the whole trail is on surfaced roads around the village - apart from the gravel path up a slope to the church.

The upper part of the route (past the Kings Head pub) is uphill, but it is not very steep - and it can be missed out if you don't like the look of it. Wheelchairs with helpers to push should be fine, as should disability scooters. Self propelled wheelchair users will need to be fit to tackle this part of the trail.

Villagers do put chairs and benches out for visitors to rest for a while, as they wander round. It is actually quite fun to sit and people watch, even if you don't really need a rest!

The trail is 3km from the main car park and a bit less from the disabled parking in the National Park car park. We use all the National Park car parking spaces for disabled vistors during scarecrow week. This means that many of the spaces are not the regular disabled bay width. Please do choose your parking space carefully, allowing those people who need the wider spaces to use them.

Q. Is it suitable for children in pushchairs?

A. You should have no problem with pushchairs on the trail route. The main car park is a grassy field, so you might need to drop-off your pushchair at the gate, then head off to find a parking spot. Our marshalls will always help out.

Q. How long does it take to do the full scarecrow trail?

A. Somewhere between one to two hours, but it does depend on how fast you walk, and how many photos you stop to take.

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A. We welcome well-behaved dogs which are used to crowds and on a lead. There are dog waste bins around the village to help you clear up after your dog.

Q. Where can I get further info on what is happening during the week?

A. Like our Facebook page - it has all the latest info on the Festival and is updated throughout the week. You can also follow us on Twitter.