Children join the colourful scarecrow parade

The colourful and fun Scarecrow Parade took place in the town centre on Saturday, June 30th.

Led by the Poynton Youth Marching Band, the parade set off from the car park near the library with around 450 children and adults who marched down Alderley Road and Grove Street to Bank Square before returning via the same route.

Children joined the parade to wave small scarecrows, 182 of which had been sponsored by local businesses.

Rotarian Ian Ferguson said "For several hours after the parade mini scarecrows were seen all over Wilmslow and the general feed back that we have received was 'we will be in the parade again next year', which makes it all worth while running."

"We have already been asked by some of the business what next years theme is Unfortunately this is out of our hands as the theme is based on what ever the National Reading Challenge will be in 2020."

Those children who go along with their scarecrow to the Wilmslow Show on Sunday, 7th July, will get free entry and if they visit the Wilmslow Dean Rotary stand they will be able to collect a free Lego kit

Ian added "A shortlist of finalists in the scarecrow building competition have been informed and they will be on display at our stand and Esther McVey our MP and Angela Mc Pake the Chair of the Wilmslow Show will judge the winner, who will have a £100 donated in their name to a charity of their choice."

See our gallery for a selection of this year's scarecrows which have been created by local businesses, schools and groups.

Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival


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Sally Hoare
Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 10:40 pm
A pity this event clashed with the gardens open day.