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We were the first village in the UK to host a Halloween themed scarecrow event back in 2012.

The winner of the Scarecrow Festival 2022 is... 


“Hoptoberfest” October half term, 23 October until 31 October 2021

Pumpkin Carving, Gingerbread Decorating, Apple Bobbing (and much more).

Scarecrow/Scareycrows 27 October until 31 October 2021

Themes are: Films, Creative, Traditional and Halloween.

Entries will be open from 1 August 2022. Email:, Contact via Twitter or Facebook. Entry Forms will also be available to download from this site.

A map will be produced, which will be available from 24 October (afternoon) from Calverley Best One & Post Office and Calverley News. Donations are usually requested to a specific charity: 2022 Charity will be "Samaritans".

On the reverse of the paper scarecrow map there is a scavenger hunt that you can use when also viewing the pumpkins around the village.

A virtual map will also be available here to view at no cost.


You can vote online for your "crop idol" from 27 October 2022 by pressing the picture to the left.

Scarecrow Making Workshop, Calverley (Venue to be confirmed), x October 2022, 10am until 2pm, due to Covid restrictions we are unable to offer the workshop this year

Get creative and make a scarecrow that could win you prizes.

Themes are: Films, Creative, Traditional and Halloween.

Please bring old clothes to dress your scarecrow.

Workshop sessions will take place every hour.

Leaf Patterns


For those of you who have not been able to build a scarecrow we encourage you to be creative outside and make some leaf patterns.

Do send a photo of your finished masterpiece.

(This one has been done by the artist Andy Goldsworthy).

Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt

There is a link to an autumn scavenger hunt here .  

Halloween and Bonfire Safety Advice

We recognise that not everyone wants to join in with some seasonal events. To help this, there is some information below that may help.

Halloween and Bonfire Safety Advice available from West Yorkshire Police here

There is also a link to a poster advising "No trick or treating" here

Scarecrow/Scareycrows 27 October until 31 October 2022


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