Village Fete & Scarecrow week

2019 Winning Scarecrow Entry

Dean Parkin, Scarecrow-in-Chief


March 2020

The committee has been working hard to organise both these events but unfortunately in light of the current situation we are all facing we are going to place both the Village Fete and Scarecrow Competition on hold and will make a final decision towards the end of April.

We will probably have to cancel the Fete Day due to social distancing but we can all hope the situation will improve. For the Scarecrow Competition we wouldn’t have the same issue around social gatherings and it would be good to keep this going ahead.

If we do have to cancel the Fete Day and/or the Scarecrow Competition we will look at rescheduling these later in the year.

Once we make a final decision in April I’ll email all the regular scarecrow entrants, place a notice on the village notice board and on the village website.

If anyone has any comments or feedback on both these events then please let me know.

What we wouldn’t do is put anyone at risk.

Dean Parkin, 07952 494466,

January 2020

The Fete and Scarecrow Competition Committee had its first committee meeting of the year in January to start the organisation of this year’s events. Village Fete Day will be taking place on Saturday 20th June starting at 11am and finishing at 3pm. Scarecrow Week will be running from Wednesday 17th June until Wednesday 24th June. Entry fee is £3.


We asked the children at the village school to vote for this year’s theme. The theme they have picked is Fantasy. This could be anything from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings, Unicorns to

Fairies. All you need to do now is drop Dean Parkin a note with your name, address, phone number and email address then drop your entry fee off.



We are looking for any willing volunteers from the village to help out with the organising and running of the Fete Day. Without everyone’s help we wouldn’t be able to make the day the success it is. So, if any of you can help in any way please complete the contact form or attend the next committee meeting which will be taking place on Wednesday 11th March at 6.15pm at the village school.


Bottle Stall

We are continuing to run our successful bottle stall again this year on Fete Day which regularly raises around £500 for local charities. In order to keep this a success, we need your help with this in donating any bottles you have, these can be anything from sauces, soft drinks to wine or beer. The only change this year is the drop off point, please drop these off with Dean Parkin, details below.

More details will follow in the next edition of Our Badsworth Way and the website will be updated  as the Fete and Scarecrows develop.

Dean Parkin, 11 The Croft, 07952 494466,

Fete Gallery