August 24-25 th

Planning your visit

Thank you for visiting Elford Scarecrow Festival 2019 on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August. The event was a huge crowd pleaser, with attractions for all the family and the most incredible straw creations we have ever seen- from dancing dolphins to spraying elephants! You voted in your thousands for your favourites and the winning scarecrow was announced as… Shrek! The entire weekend was for charity so thank you so much for supporting us. We’ll be back!

What to expect

The beautiful village will be filled with scarecrows- visitors are promised around 100 adorning the route, with previous creations from Boris Johnson to the Wizard of Oz … and everything in between!  Everyone is welcome for one the best value family days out in the Midlands, taking place on Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th August 2019 from 11am- 4pm. Entry and parking is £4 for adults, £3 for children, Under 5’s go free, if purchased in advance online.   The route is dog, buggy and wheelchair friendly.

  • Vote for your favourite scarecrow from 100s on show made by the crafty folk of Elford
  • Children’s area including real life fire engine and play area
  • Wildlife area including Woody’s Wings- featuring parrots and owls
  • BBQ & street vendors
  • Cream teas and light refreshments served in the village hall
  • Hedgehog trail for the children
  • Have fun on the stalls- family favourites like inflatable football, mini golf, splat the rat,  guess the weight of the sheep and many others!

Please click here to download your route map 


Our charities

This year, we have selected two charities to support, alongside our regular donations to St Peter’s Church and Elford Village Hall. We have seen first hand the incredible work that both of these charities do, and we are chuffed to bits to be able to support them through our Festival this year. So please- if you can, dig deep over the Festival weekend and let’s really make a difference.

We are delighted to be supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association. MND is a cruel and devastating disease affecting the muscles in the body, leading to difficulties walking, talking, eating and breathing. With no known cure and 5,000 adults in the UK affected annually; we’re going to be working our socks off to donate as much money as possible from this year’s festival to help them find a cure for this terrifying disease.

The Midlands Air Ambulance is a charity that is extremely close to our hearts, having had first hand experience of their heroic work in our very own village. Funded entirely by donations, the charity relies on support from local people and businesses, to raise the £9 million needed to undertake on average 2,000 missions every year. They do not receive funding from the Government or National Lottery. Since 1991, they have responded to over 52,000 missions, making it one of the busiest air ambulance services in the UK.


Getting Here

Elford is located just 20 minutes from Tamworth and Lichfield. The village is remote therefore travelling to the festival by car is recommended. There is plenty of signposted parking on site. To assist our stewards and ensure the smooth running of traffic,  please do not attempt to park around the village on the roadside.

    • 20-minute drive from M42 junction 10 or 11
    • 10-minute drive from A38 Tamworth / Alrewas exit
    • Postcode for sat nav users: B79 9DB

Parking and entrance fee

Entry & parking is just £4 for adults, £3 for children if purchased in advance online; or £5 for adults, £4 for children on the day. Under 5’s go free. The route is buggy and wheelchair friendly.