Pattingham Scarecrow Festival 2015
What a success
130 scarecrows! A record!
FESTIVAL BREAKS ALL RECORDS
Dave & Liz, Mike & Kath, Christine & Dave C - the
2015 Festival Steering Committee
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.
Take a look at the 2013 scarecrows >>
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.
HARVEST SUPPER and a talk of SOME CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
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.
FOLK & FUN NIGHT with 'PRO TEMPORE'
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, but don't delay because this event will also be very popular.
SOLD OUT !
HARVEST SERVICE SONGS OF PRAISE
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.
choir will be augmented by members of the CHAD Singers, a Pattingham
community choir helping to raise funds for local charities. more
Help us promote your Scarecrow Festival with a car sticker...
download here >>
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...
with the SCARECROW TRAIL GUIDE...
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.
SCARECROW FESTIVAL OPEN TIMES
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.
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 Chads 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 www.pattingham-church.org
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 www.pattingham-church.org for useful information on making your scarecrow, and links to other scarecrow sites to give you help and inspiration. more info >>
For more details
on any aspect of the Scarecrow Festival, call Chrissie Ringrose
on 700340, Mike Coope (Publicity) on 700426.