Pattingham Scarecrow Festival - 2015

What a success ! Over 130 scarecrows! A record!

CONGRATULATIONS to absolutely everyone who helped give Pattingham the most successful Scarecrow Festival ever at the end of September. Your scarecrows were fabulous - your help serving refreshments or by selling trail guides or stewarding in church invaluable - your many home baked cakes delicious - your support of the weekend events by getting friends and relatives to come along - ALL QUITE FANTASTIC - we cannot thank you enough.

We are now able to give you the RECORD BREAKING RESULT: £12,758.00 profit!! The Steering Committee have donated £5000.00 to St.Chad's School for the purchase of new IT equipment for the children - and the remainder will go to St.Chad's Church for the restoration of the stone cross over the porch (which will complete the porch project started with the 2011 Scarecrow Festival) with the balance going towards another Church project as yet undefined.

Take a look at the 2015 scarecrows
>> Visit the 2015 Scarecrow Photo-Gallery >>

Chrissie, Dave & Liz, Mike & Kath, Christine & Dave C - the 2015 Festival Steering Committee

A BIG "Thank You"...
Elaine and Liz want to say a big "thank you" to everyone who gave up their time and / or baked wonderful cakes for the scarecrow weekend. We couldn't have done it without you and we made a fantastic sum which made it all worthwhile. Thank you.

Following our highly successful 2013 Scarecrow Festival, the third Festival runs from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of September 2015. This will take place in the South Staffordshire village of Pattingham, with a focus on the local church of St Chad's.

The three day event will run from Friday 25th September through to Sunday evening on 27th September with a ‘Scarecrow Trail’ starting at the Village Hall and taking in most village roads with individual scarecrows displayed in gardens and various other positions. There will be over 130 scarecrows to visit !!! Our biggest entry since the Festival started.

Opening Times
Friday 25th September - 12.00 noon to 5.00pm
Saturday 26th September - 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 27th September - 10.00am to 5.00pm

Refreshments of savoury rolls, homemade cakes, ice cream and drinks are available daily in the Village Hall up to 4.30pm. There will also be food available at the Pattingham Club in the High Street.

 Scarecrow Festival - Evening Events

HARVEST SUPPER and a talk of

FRIDAY EVENING - 25th at 7.30pm

Our first evening event is on Friday 25th September 2015. This will be the HARVEST SUPPER together with an illustrated talk entitled 'Some Creatures Great and Small' by Rob Colin-Stokes, who is Pattingham born and bred. Rob works for the Forestry Commission and will tell us about his daily routine working with wild life and the environment. Don't miss what will surely be a fascinating and compelling talk.

Tickets are just £7.50 each which includes a hot Harvest Supper and Sweet cooked by Sue Riches, well known in Pattingham for her excellent recipes.

There will also be a licensed bar.

To order your tickets, call Liz Sampson on 01902 700823 but don't delay because this event will be popular.



SATURDAY EVENING - 26th at 8.00pm

Saturday evening sees the popular and talented group 'Pro Tempore' performing folk music mingled with good fun and ready banter.

There will also be a Hog Roast Supper during the interval.

A licensed bar will also be operating.

To order your tickets, call Jill Parker on 01902 700755 or email her at, but don't delay because this event will also be very popular.



SUNDAY EVENING - 27th at 6.00pm

The 6.00pm Evensong will be a special service for Harvest together with a Songs of Parise and will mark the final event of the Scarecrow Festival.

Within the service, will be the dedication of the new glass porch by the Ven. Dr. Sue Weller, the Archdeacon of Walsall.

The financing of these new doors was mainly derived from the previous Scarecrow Festivals that took place in 2011 and 2013.

The church choir will be augmented by members of the CHAD Singers, a Pattingham community choir helping to raise funds for local charities.
more info >>

Latest 2015 Festival News...
1. How to make a Scarecrow & Scarecrow ideas >>

Help us promote your Scarecrow Festival with a car sticker...

If you unable to download and print the Scarecrow car sticker, don't worry, just call Mike Coope on 01902 700426 and he will print one for you.

Start your Scarecrow Trails from the Village Hall...

When you visit be sure to buy your SCARECROW TRAIL GUIDE at the START outside the Village Hall, at £2 per person with children under 16 FREE.
This TRAIL GUIDE is a map showing all scarecrow positions together with their title and the three suggested viewing routes.

Friday 27th - 12.00 noon to 5.00pm
Saturday 28th - 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 29th - 10.00am to 5.00pm

Ample FREE parking near the Church
All vehicles are parked on the allocated car parks entirely at the owner's risk.

Hungry or thirsty ?
Refreshments of savoury rolls, homemade cakes, ice cream and drinks are available daily in the Village Hall up to 4.30pm.

Evening Entertainment...
Again Festival entertainment is being planned and so far we can tell you that on Friday evening September 27th there will be the traditional Harvest Supper with a talk by Rob Colin-Stokes, and on Saturday 28th there is to be a Folk Night featuring "Pro Tempore", the well known and popular group, with a Harvest Festival services in St Chad’s Church on the Sunday evening.

For up-to-date information of the Festival, call Chrissie Ringrose on 01902 700340 or visit the Church website at

Steering Committee
Chrissie Ringrose, Liz & Dave Sampson, Dave Challinor, Christine Roberts, Kath & Mike Coope

WATCH THIS SPACE for further information...
Helping to make your scarecrow...

Help will be on hand to assist you in making your scarecrow. Remember to visit the church website at for useful information on making your scarecrow, and links to other scarecrow sites to give you help and inspiration.

Sponsorship of Pew End arrangements in Church...

As at other recent Festivals we are offering people the opportunity to celebrate their baptism or marriage, or commemorate a loved one, by sponsoring a pew end. If you would like to do this and have not already received a letter about it please phone, either Kath Coope (700043) or Chrissie Ringrose (700340), to request an application form - again the closing date is July 31st.

For more details on any aspect of the Scarecrow Festival, call Chrissie Ringrose on 700340, Mike Coope (Publicity) on 700426.

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