Welcome to the Chapelton Scarecrow Festival!
2020 has been a difficult year for many of us and we were unsure whether or not we would be able to run this years festival safely. We have asked Chapelton residents for their thoughts and suggestions and the overwhelming majority are keen to see the festival go ahead this year, especially as so many events have been cancelled, and life is slowly and carefully starting to get back to normal.
Scarecrows will be appearing around Chapelton throughout the month of August. This year the festivals theme is “Movies and Cinema”.
We would like to remind all our visitors of the importance of following government guidance, good hand hygiene and social distancing. For anyone shielding, or those who are trying to go contactless we have created an online voting and donation system so there is no need to miss out on choosing and supporting your favourite scarecrow.
If you do venture to Chapelton to visit the festival, why not pop to Teacake and make a cash donation to pick up a ballot paper (funds to Cairnhill Allotments, Chapelton Defibrilator Project and Newtonhill out of school club). Why not get a fly cup and a fine piece while you’re there? Then Wander around Chapelton and choose your favourite scarecrow before nipping back to Teacake to put your ballot in the box. There will be a virtual map QR code in Teacake to help you find all the fantastic scarecrows.
During the last week of August our esteemed judges will be making the rounds to choose their winner-but everyone wants to be the community vote winner! So come and help choose!! #chapeltonscarecrowfestival Why not join our facebook group @chapeltonscarecrowfestival to keep up to date with all the latest scarecrow news and pictures of the amazing creations!
We have been very grateful to receive some wonderful prizes from local businesses including Legasea, Teacake, Lathallan School, Tesco, Brio, Flowers by Lauren Mackay, AJC, Fits the Scoop and Asda.
Located in Chapelton, Cairnhill Community Allotment Association are a small community of allotmenteers. Formed in 2019, we are a hardy mixed bunch of enthusiastic amatuers and seasoned gardeners digging in the north east of scotland.