30th september - 8th october 2023


This years Scarecrow Festival will be 30th September - 8th October 2023

We are back for the 5th Annual Wardle Scarecrow Festival! Every year we welcome visitors to the Village from all over the North West to view the Scarecrows.

You can pick up maps from several local businesses (see the FAQ page for locations!) They are £1 each and ALL profit will go to this years charity which is Jolly Josh.

A message from Josh's Mum. "Thanks so much to those suggesting Jolly Josh For those who haven't heard about us, we're a registered charity, founded in memory of my son Joshua. We have a specialist disabled children's centre in Castleton, which opened in April. We house a hydrotherapy pool, Changing Place (fully inclusive toilet/showering facility) and a Multi Function Room, all with ceiling track hoists. We support families in Rochdale with disabled children and/or those with complex medical needs "

We are now taking entries..there will be no theme, so get creative! Come on people of Wardle let's get more Scarecrows on display than ever before!

Organised by Craft Cottage
Open Thursday & Friday 10-4 Saturday 10-2
(12 East Street, Wardle OL129JZ)


Kindly Sponsored by Capture Designs

Capture designs are a Rochdale based Graphic Design company. We are delighted to be working with them this year to bring you all a map designed by professionals!

From logos to websites, they offer lots of services to help grow your business!

Click the logo to visit their website.


Organised and Sponsored by Craft Cottage

Handmade and personalised gifts for all occasions!

Based in Wardle Village, see our Facebook page for more of what we do, just click the logo.

Or pop into the shop!