Quirky and topical scarecrows which aim to amuse

View the scarecrows around the village or make one yourself and enter the competition

Topical scarecrows around the village

There are Scarecrows scattered around the village for you to admire.   Their locations will be published just before the Barton Gardens Festival weekend. Prize winners will be displayed next to St James's Church door early Saturday afternoon (22nd June).

This year Barton Lions are helping to organise the competition.

If you live in Barton under Needwood, and would like to enter a scarecrow in the competition, please download and use the application form below.

There are four classes for scarecrows:

(classes and prizes to be confirmed)

You can make any scarecrow you like, they will be judged on originality, quality and humour.

First Prize - Family Day Out for 4 at the National Forest Adventure Park

First Prize - £50 voucher for The Three Horseshoes pub

First Prize - £40 gift token 

First Prize - Two tickets to the Red Carpet Cinema

We are lining up some great prizes for the winners and there will be Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for the top three in each class. The top three in each class will also receive a rosette after judging.

For further information please contact: 

Scarecrow Entry Form

Scarecrow Entry Form

 Scarecrow Entry Form 2019.pdf

Scarecrow Prize Details and Further Information

The awards evening will be held on Friday, 12th July, 2019 at Barton Bowls & Social Club, Dunstall Road, starting at 6.30pm

Winners of the 2018 Competitions

CLASS 1 - Families & Children
Position Name Address Description
1st Charlie and Noha Elton 7 Causer Road  Minecraft models
2nd Oliver, Giles, Arabella Taberner 59 Arden Road Space
3rd Nathaniel and Holly Morris  24 Captains Lane Rock and Roll Roy ode to Kiss

2018 Class 1, 1st Place - Charlie and Noha Elton, Minecraft models 2018 Class 1, 2nd Place - Oliver, Giles, Arabella Taberner, Space 2018 Class 1, 3rd Place - Nathaniel and Holly Morris, Rock and Roll Roy ode to Kiss

CLASS 2 - Adults
Position Name Address Description
1st Jim Yardley 29 Efflinch Lane Happy and Sad
2nd Margaret Wale 68 Captains Lane Scarecrows around the world
3rd Gordon Parker 34 Captains Lane Danger man at work

2018 Class 2, 1st Place - Jim Yardley, Happy and Sad 2018 Class 2, 2nd Place - Margaret Wale, Scarecrows around the world 2018 Class 2, 3rd Place - Gordon Parker, Danger man at work

CLASS 3 - Groups, Clubs & Schools
Position Name Address Description
1st Barton Library Dunstall Road Li-Bear-Y’s Picnic
2nd Christadelphian Church  Main Street David and Goliath
3rd 1st, 2nd, 3rd Brownies Spaldings Book Shop, Main Street  Gullivers World

2018 Class 3, 1st Place - Barton Library, Li-Bear-Y's Picnic 2018 Class 3, 2nd Place - Christadelphian Church, David and Goliath 2018 Class 3, 3rd Place - Spaldings Book Shop, Main Street, Gullivers World

CLASS 4 - Businesses
Position Name Address Description
1st John Waterhouse Studio   Main Street Mary Poppins
2nd Three Horseshoes Station Street Magic Roundabout
3rd Shoulder of Mutton Main Street  World Cup

2018 Class 4, 1st Place - John Waterhouse Studio, Mary Poppins 2018 Class 4, 2nd Place - Three Horseshoes, Magic Roundabout 2018 Class 4, 3rd Place - Shoulder of Mutton, World Cup

Entries from previous years

2015 Class A Winner - Bob & Angela Russell, Useless! 2015 Class B Winner - Michelle Blundell, Stocks 2015 Class C Winner - Humpty Dumpty Nursery, Bride & Groom 2014 Class A Winner - Bob & Angela Russell, Queen Takes Knight 2014 Class B Winner - Carole & Jonathan James, Lizzy Yarnold & Skeleton 2014 Class C Winner - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Barton Brownies, Mr & Mrs Bassett 2013 Childrens Prizewinners, Molly & Eadie Fuller 2013 Individual Prizewinner, Barry Allt 2013 Tableaux Prizewinner, Martin Willoughby Alien Invasion Allsorts Man Aregate on Sea Artist Barton Toll Bodgit & Scarpa British Olympians Butcher Charles Dickens Christening Clowning Around Cooper Man Dr Who Father Christmas Fire Rescue Fred & Albert Freddie Mercury Gulliver Juggling Clown Madhatter's Teaparty Mickey Mouse Microscopic Mono Cycle Clown Olympic Tickets Olympic Torchbearer Pirate Pirates Puncy & Judy Robin Hood Special Delivery Speed Cop Statler & Waldorf Straw Transfusion Traffic Warden Pirate Wheelbarrow GP William & Kate