Important Announcement:



In light of the recent tragic event in the village of Flamstead, the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival Committee has taken the difficult decision to cancel the Festival due to be held next week from the 9th to the 11th of August.

Please note that there will be no Scarecrows on display in the village next week.

This has not been an easy decision to take, but under the circumstances this is the decision that the committee has had no choice but to have to make.

We are very sad to have to cancel at such short notice as we love running the Scarecrow Festival each year, an event which has been taken place each August in Flamstead since 2002.

We hope to be back in 2020 and further information will follow in due course.


The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival Committee

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The 18th annual Flamstead Scarecrow Festival is CANCELLED IN 2019.

The AGM for the 17th Annual Flamstead Scarecrow Festival was held on the 9th October at St Leonard’s Church, where we celebrated our Scarecrow Festival Winners, reviewed the running of the festival this year, and relayed plans for the running of the event in 2019.

Including Gift Aid, the 2018 Scarecrow Festival raised around £23,000, which is all going toward the church transformation project. We are very pleased that such a fantastic amount was raised!

Our sincere thanks go to each and every person who made the 2018 Scarecrow Festival possible and who was involved in making the event such a great success!

BBC Three Counties 2018 Highlights

Mum's Guide to Harpenden 2018 Highlights

2018 Winners


View our Scarecrow Winners for 2018

Festival Proceeds


In 2019, the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival will be supporting Friends of St Leonard’s and the Flamstead Heritage Project’s vision is to protect St Leonard’s Church for future generations to use and enjoy by donating the proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival to the project. In 2018 we raised 23k for this project. Find out more about how the proceeds from the festival will be spent.

2018 Press

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Check out some of our press from the 2018 festival.

Wicket Brood dances "The Ragged Crow"

Charmborough Ring at the 2018 Festival