The annual three day scarecrow festival in the village of Higham, Burnley will return this Bank Holiday weekend at Higham Hall Road.

The theme for 2023 is ‘Royalty', and visitors should expect to see many familiar monarchs and regal figures from TV, stage and screen as well as some historical characters, with homemade creations of Kings and Queens dotted throughout.

Terry Butterfield, from Higham Events Committee, said: “Villagers who create the scarecrows enjoy the fun of taking part, displaying them outside their homes and welcoming visitors into Higham.

“Proceeds from the festival go directly back into the community. They support the village church, village hall and allow other events to take place in the future.”

Lancashire Telegraph:

Higham’s scarecrows have been attracting thousands of visitors each August Bank Holiday for 15 years, with just a two year absence at the height of the pandemic.

Organisers say they always aim to make it a fabulous and affordable three day event for families with something to appeal to everyone.

This year’s theme was chosen to honour the May Coronation of King Charles III, and judging this year is the Mayor of Pendle, Councillor Brian Newman.

The three day scarecrow festival in Higham runs from Saturday, August 26, to Monday 28, from 11am to 5pm. 

Royal Preston Morris Dancers will perform on the Sunday and there’s also a nature trail for children, a pre-loved book sale and home cooked food available daily. 

Tickets and more information are available from the Higham Events Facebook page.