Scarecrow festival returns to Cromford

Cromford Mills is holding its annual Scarecrow Festival on Saturday and Sunday (August 6-7).

Monday, 1st August 2016, 7:16 am

Follow the scarecrow trail and meet the living scarecrows along the way.

There will be a display of gorgeous owls and colourful, entertaining parrots, as well as donkey rides.

There will also be a selection of traditional games to play as well as drop in craft workshops where you can make your own wooden spoon scarecrows.

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Put on your dancing shoes and join the Scarecrow Ball with barn dancing throughout the afternoon, have a go ascending the climbing wall, browse the craft market selling a variety of handmade gifts, view a flotilla of model boats on the canal, enjoy horse-drawn boat trips, or have your face painted…and lots more!

If all this makes you feel hungry, head to Arkwright’s Café where there will be a selection of scarecrow themed dishes on the menu, as well as a barbeque and picnics to purchase.

The events are part of a multi-million pound restoration of the Cromford Mills site funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £4 million.

Other charitable donors towards the project include The Monument Trust, AIM Biffa Award, The Garfield Weston Foundation, J P Getty Jr Charitable Trust, Headley Trust, Sylvia Waddilove Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation, and the Architectural Heritage Fund.

The Scarecrow Festival at Cromford Mills is free, although there will be a small charge for some of the activities.

For further details please visit or phone 01629 823256.