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11th - 19th August 2018

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2018-05-08: The Themes for this Summer’s Scarecrow Festival will be ‘Magical Stories' and 'Movies'

This summer, Kettlewell’s hugely popular Scarecrow Festival will take place from 11th to 19th August, with Magical Stories and Movies as the themes for the two village trails.

From Narnia to Neverland and The Magic Faraway Tree to Harry Potter, there’ll be characters from the best loved children’s classics to find in every corner of the village as well as familiar stars and scenes of the silver screen. Full details can be found at and on Facebook.

For over twenty years, Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival has attracted and delighted many thousands of visitors from near and far, raising money for Kettlewell Primary School, Kettlewell Village Hall, St Mary’s Church and other needs in the community. It’s one of the best value family days out in the Dales, with clue sheets to follow the trails for just £1 and car parking only £3.

Almost as popular as the Scarecrow Trails are the homemade cakes and refreshments available at the village hall, with all the profits making up a major part of the fund raising effort.