Pattingham Scarecrow Festival is a bi-annual, 3-day event held in the beautiful village of Pattingham in South Staffs, near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. This extremely popular festival began in 2011 and is a great day out for all the family, especially the children.
The 2017 festival was held from 22nd to 24th September.
Proceeds from the Festival have been dedicated to many local projects benefitting the whole community, including St Chad’s Church, the local School and the Playing Fields.
- 2011 – The total proceeds raised at this first event amounted to £7,000.
This was used to fund the NEW glass doors in the porch of St Chad’s Church in Pattingham.
- 2013 – The total proceeds raised this year was £10,500.
This amount was used as a further contribution to the NEW church glass doors, together with £4,200 given to help fund the development of the new play area on the village playing fields, the Pattingham Regeneration Group.
- 2015 – This 3rd event raised £12,500.
To date this has been used to fund £5000 worth of educational equipment in St Chad’s C of E First School. The remaining amount will be used to finance another modernisation project in St Chad’s Church.
- 2017 – This latest event raised £13,600.
£5,000 has been given to St Chad’s C of E First School. The remaining amount will be used to finance another modernisation project in St Chad’s Church.
There is lots more information on the Scarecrow Festival website.
No Scarecrow Festival in 2019
The following announcement was made by the steering committee in February 2019.
It is with much sadness that we have to announce that there will not be a Scarecrow Festival in the village this year. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the sale of the Patshull Estate not all of our local farmers are able to guarantee the availability of their fields for car parking in September – and without this facility we cannot organise the Festival. We are most grateful for the use of farmland in the past and quite understand our farmers current difficulties.
Steering Committee – Chrissie Ringrose – Dave & Liz Sampson – Mike & Kath Coope – Dave Challinor
The Vicar said “A huge thank you to the steering committee for all your past hard work. Let’s hope that in a few months we will have more certainty and perhaps can start planning for another event in 2020. If anyone wants to register interest in being part of the Team for the future, please let me or Chrissie Ringrose know. “