Oving Scarecrow Day


Celebrating Our Community

About Us

The idea behind Oving Scarecrows is simple – we aim to deliver a great value family day out that is accessible and appealing to our whole community.

From an idea mooted around a kitchen table to develop an event that would bring our community together in a celebration of its rural roots, since 2008 it has grown to become a red-letter day in our village calendar. Oving is now renowned for its annual Scarecrow Day and we attract an increasing number of visitors as our reputation for delivering a fantastic day spreads ever wider.

One of our key aims is to ensure no-one is excluded from participating, so, not only is everyone who organises and helps deliver the day a volunteer, but we also raise sponsorship, mostly from local businesses, but also from supporter pledges (see our support page) so that we can provide most of our family activities free or at subsidised prices. We are a charity and we plan our events on a break- even basis, with any surplus from selling teas and raffles being ploughed back in to provide low cost entertainments and attractions. A great day out at Oving Scarecrow Day continues to be fantastic value for money, particularly for families.

THE 2019 OVING SCARECROW DAY TAKES PLACE

ON SATURDAY 11th MAY 2019