Battle Scarecrow Festival
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS THE ARRIVAL OF SCARECROWS IS DELAYED UNTIL SUNDAY MORNING.
Scarecrow Competition 2023
THEME: ‘BESIDE THE SEA and ALL AT SEA’
Saturday 15th July – Saturday 29th July 2023
Open to All (incl. Community and School Groups, Businesses, etc)
Prizes for the best entries to be awarded on Sunday 30th July 2023 (TBC)
The closing date for entries is Saturday 1st July 2023
Scarecrow form 2023
Conditions of entry
Your ‘seaside’ scarecrows should be at least 2ft 6in high but no more than 5ft high (1.5 metres) and, to make the most of their time ‘Beside the Sea or All at Sea’, please ensure that they are well protected from the weather. Unfortunately, continuous sunshine and calm waters are not guaranteed.
The committee will endeavour to keep your scarecrow safe but please check regularly to ensure that all is well on land or at sea.
We hope to be ‘blown away’ by your imagination, artistry and skill.
Scarecrows must be easily visible to visitors to Battle and the local community throughout the period of the competition – 15th-29th July 2023.
Any ‘seaside’ scarecrows that prefer to relax, play or sail in their own front gardens should be placed where they can be seen easily from the footpath.
T-shaped posts will be provided and placed around the Town Centre. All scarecrows who have requested Town Centre sites will be sent further details after the closing date for entries (30th June).
Please ensure that your scarecrow is securely attached to the post. We do not want to see your scarecrow buried in the sand or lost at sea!
Note: Cable ties (obtainable from most garden centres) are very useful.
In an effort to enhance the shopping experience for visitors to the town, local businesses should display their scarecrow entries in or by their shop windows. Alternatively, you are welcome to dress your window to illustrate this year’s theme of ‘Beside The Sea and All At Sea’.
Your scarecrow must be completed and in place by Saturday 15th July 2023.
Do not forget to attach your name to your scarecrow!
Best Individual/Family Entry
Best Junior Community Group Entry
Best Community Group Entry
Best Business Entry
Best in Show – Judges’ Choice