How does it work?
Making starts now until 28th August 2020. The trail starts on 28th August so it would be great for all scarecrows to be in their final position by then. You are welcome to be as creative as you wish or you can follow a more 'traditional' style. To be included on the trail map you need to 'register' your scarecrow by the 23rd August via the form here.
Some simple rules
All scarecrows must be displayed on private property (not public) and secured. It's the responsibility of the scarecrow maker to ensure that it's maintained over the trail period and should not be displayed where a member of the public could be injured or damage property.
Your scarecrow theme should not be political, racist or cause offensive - it's a community activity that should be enjoyed by all - think family friendly and be kind!
Who can take part?
Anyone can take part! It's the first year, so it would be great to get most of the community involved (I'm really hoping it won't be just us on the map!). I will happily include all registered scarecrows on the trail map, so if you are from a local village or live down a country lane you can still be included.
Can my business take part?
Absolutely! If you're a business taking part, then it's a great opportunity to promote what you do to the community. Include a sign with your company details on - Business Name, Website & Telephone Number. The scarecrows could be themed around your business.
Why take part?
1. It's a community event that will make everyone smile
2. It's a fully inclusive activity for all the community
3. A great activity for the children/families to do over the summer holiday
4. You could use recycled/reused items from the home
5. Dependent on where the scarecrows live, it could get the community out walking.
How do we get included on the downloadable trail map?
To be included on the trail map you need to 'register' your scarecrow by the 23rd August via the form here. The only information we will include on the map is the name of your scarecrow and the road/lane it lives on (E.g. The Cat In the Hat on Croft Road). No personal information will be published on the map. The will be available to download from the Crowborough Families website on 28th August and people can start ticking them off on their travels.
Is there a prize for the winning scarecrow?
Yes, a nice big rosette will be awarded to the following categories (yep, you will be the envy of all the neighbours!)
Most Creative Scarecrow on show
Best 'Business' Scarecrow on show
Most Friendly Scarecrow on show
What shall I do with my scarecrow after the trail has finished?
After the trail has finished you should recycle your scarecrow and keep elements for our 2022 trail - yep, we want this to be a yearly event!
One last thing before you get making
Please, please, please do keep us in the loop with your scarecrow making. We would love to share some pictures of your scarecrow on our social media pages - tag us (@crowboroughfamilies) or post them on our page or our community group. There is zero budget to print lots of posters and banners, so sharing photos via social media is the easiest way to let others know about the trail - thank you in advance!
You can find some ideas on our Pinterest Board