Chapelton Scarecrow Festival 2022: Where good meets evil
The summer holidays are coming to a close, but there is still plenty of time to get outside and explore Chapelton’s annual Scarecrow Festival. Throughout the month of August, Chapelton becomes quite the community with local residents and business owners competing to see who can create the best scarecrow.
However, these are not your average scarecrows as this year, the town has been taken over by a range of heroes and villains. From the infamous Superman to Cruella De Vil, you are likely to spot all your favourite fictional characters dotted across the town.
Now in it’s 4th year, the festival is organised by the Cairnhill Allotments Committee in Chapelton. It helps to raise money for future community projects and events in Chapelton as well as the Cairnhill Allotments.
We recommend that you begin your journey at Hume Square. Here, you will find a map of the town to guide you through the streets where you’ll be able to spot your favourite heroes and villains.
Why not make a coffee stop at Brae Cafe or Slate and Grain along the way? Or visit the boxes at Chapelton where there are a variety of talented local businesses to browse, offering everything from tasty snacks to beautiful jewellery and homeware pieces.
Cast your votes
Once you have had a wander around, it’s now time to vote for your favourite scarecrow – make sure to keep a note of the numbers noted on the scarecrows as these will be required when voting.
This year, you can cast multiple votes; a favourite individual entry and favourite group entry. These can be identified by the numbers attached to the scarecrow, the white numbers are for individual entries and the orange are for group entries. You will also have the option to pick the hero and villain that stood out to you the most.
To find out more about the Chapelton Scarecrow Festival, visit the dedicated Facebook page here.