Frequently Asked Questions
What time is the Scarecrow Festival open?
The Scarecrow Festival opening times are as follows:
Friday 17th August 2018 12-5pm
Saturday 18th August 10-5pm
Sunday 19th August 11-5pm
Where can I park my vehicle?
We are providing a Festival Car Park in the village within walking distance for patrons of the festival to park in. There will also be a disabled car parking available.
Please note that for 2018 THE CAR PARK HAS MOVED, so follow parking signs and attendants who will direct you to the new car park.
The Car Park will be locked at 6pm each night. There is no overnight parking allowed in the field.
THE CAR PARK IS PROVIDED FOR VISITORS TO THE FESTIVAL. THE VILLAGE HAS WORKED HARD TO PUT ON A GOOD SHOW FOR VISITORS, SO PLEASE RESPECT OUR VILLAGE AND IT’S RESIDENTS AND REFRAIN FROM PARKING AROUND THE VILLAGE OTHER THAN IN THE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS.
PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK RESIDENTS ACCESS, HOMES OR DRIVEWAYS. GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF PEDESTRIANS IN THE VILLAGE, PLEASE DON’T BLOCK PAVEMENTS WITH YOUR VEHICLE.
VEHICLES CAUSING OBSTRUCTIONS WILL BE REPORTED TO AUTHORITIES.
Can I bring my Caravan/Camper Van or Coach?
Due to space restrictions, the car park will accept cars and small vans only. No large vans, caravans, camper vans or coaches will be able to enter the car park.
Given the number of pedestrians and cars already in the village over the weekend, we would ask you to refrain from bringing caravans, camper vans or coaches into the village as the roads are too narrow to be able to navigate in a larger vehicle. There are no facilities for overnight parking.
We suggest that coaches enquire with the local hotels outside the village regarding any parking opportunities for the festival.
Will there be cash machine facilities at the festival
Please note that this is mainly a cash festival, so please bring cash with you. We will have some contactless card machines on some stalls but not throughout the whole festival. The external businesses in the village have the facilities to accept card payments.
There is no ATM cash machine in the village for visitors to withdraw funds. However, there will be a cash withdrawal service available over the counter during opening times at the Village Shopon all three days of the festival. Additionally the nearest ATM cashpoints are in Markyate and Redbourn.
Where can I find more information on what’s happening during the festival weekend?
Everything you need to know about the festival, including info on amenties, traders and what’s on over the weekend is included in our Festival Programme which will be available for a suggested donation in the festival car parks and in the churchyard.
The Programme is your opportunity to support the festival. It is essentially your ticket or entry to the Festival. All proceeds from the programme will go towards our charity, so please be generous and help support the village’s charity with your programme donation.