Council on the lookout for scarecrow designers ahead of 2023 trail

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Bradley Stoke Scarecrow Trail 2023.

Bradley Stoke Town Council has put out a call for scarecrow builders ahead of the 2023 renewal of the town’s annual charity scarecrow trail.

The event began in 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, to provide an outdoor activity that families could enjoy while observing the social distancing rules that were in force at the time. The theme of that first event was “famous wizards and witches”. This was followed by “characters from children’s books, films or nursery rhymes”. in 2021 and “superheroes and villains” in 2022.

Kitchen & Laundry Appliance Care, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

The theme for 2023 is “international” and the trail will run over the school half-term holiday, from 21st to 29th October.

Ahead of this, anyone who would like to be involved in making and hosting a scarecrow for this year’s trail is invited to download an entry form [MS Word] or email Sharon Petela (town clerk).

Entries are invited from individuals, families, community organisations and businesses.


Entrants must name the country that their scarecrow will portray. Duplicate countries are not allowed, and the acceptance of the country will be made on a first come, first served basis.

The council is requesting that scarecrows should be “sustainable and recyclable as much as possible”.

Scarecrow designer entries close on Saturday 19th August 2023. Entry is FREE!

Photo of a scarecrow in the form of a seated hedgehog wearing clothes.
Favourite Scarecrow (1st Place) in 2021: Mrs Tiggy Winkle.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the three 2023/2024 mayor’s Charities: The Brightwell, Mamas Bristol and Prostate Cancer UK.

For updates, visit the Journal’s Bradley Stoke Scarecrow Trail information page.

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