Harvest Festival is a traditional celebration of the successful gathering of the year’s crops. It is a time for feasting, celebrating, and giving thanks. Scarecrows are a much-loved part of our farming heritage.
Join the celebrations by making a scarecrow to decorate the church!
How to join in the Harvest Scarecrow Festival:
Download the registration form here, or collect one from the church or Rectory. Submit the form along with £5, to Taplow Rectory, or via email to churchwarden Hilary Monaghan email@example.com by 10th October, stating the name of your scarecrow and whether you would prefer to build it outside in the churchyard, or inside the church building. You will be allocated a suitable site.
Build your scarecrow on Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd October. All scarecrows must be completed by
7pm on Friday 22nd October.
- Anyone is welcome to join in, including individuals as well as organisations
- All scarecrows should be related to the themes of HARVEST or CREATION
- All scarecrows must be built from scratch by the entrant
- Use natural materials as much as possible. Commercially available facemasks are not permitted!
- All scarecrows must be built in good taste and be appropriate for display in the church
- No scarecrows should cause damage to the church building, churchyard or graves
- Please remove your scarecrow by Friday 29th October – or put it on the bonfire in the rectory garden at the Bonfire and Bangers event on Friday 29th October.
The Harvest Scarecrow Festival will be open for viewing:
Saturday 23rd October 10am – 4pm
Sunday 24th October 12 noon – 4 pm
Hot drinks and home-made cakes available all day, Harvest Festival Lunch 12 noon – 2 pm
Follow the scarecrow trail and vote for your favourite scarecrow!
The church will also be open for viewing from 10-12 every day of half term, 25th – 29th October.
Any food donations brought into church for Harvest Festival will be donated to Burnham Foodshare.
Any questions? Ask Hilary – firstname.lastname@example.org