Balerno Farmers Market Scarecrow Trail, 4th-10th June

Balerno Farmers Market Scarecrow Trail, 4th – 10th June
This June we’re delighted to be holding the very first Balerno Farmers Market Scarecrow Trail around the village. We’re hoping lots of people will get involved, both making their own scarecrow, walking the trail around the village and voting online. We’ve made getting involved easy, you can either register at one of the locations below, or you can sign up online. Read on for further details on how you can be part of the fun …

Dates and Locations to sign up in person – £5 (a big bag of straw and entry on the trail map with online voting)
Saturday 14th May – Balerno Farmers Market, 9am-1pm
Friday 27th May – St Joseph’s Hall, 7-7.30pm
Saturday 28th May – Balerno Gala Day, BVT Stall, 12.30-4pm
Wednesday 1st June – Dean Park Primary School (outside, next to the playgrounds), 3-4pm
Wednesday 1st June – St Joseph’s Hall, 7-7.30pm

Register Online – £6.47 (a big bag of straw and entry on the trail map with online voting)
Click here to be taken to the Eventbrite page to register online
. You can then use your own material, or collect your bag of straw at any of the locations above. Please note there is a higher charge for registering online due to Eventbrite fees. The last day for registering for the Scarecrow Trail online is Friday 3rd June.

Building your Scarecrow
You can create whatever you like, take a look here at the fabulous Elie Scarecrow Festival for some inspiration. Put your Scarecrow up outside your home, office, shop, nursery, wherever you like but just make sure he/she can be seen.

Scarecrow Trail Map
Our Scarecrow Trail map will go online (on our website and Facebook page) on Sunday 5th June. All entrants will be on the map and people will be able to walk the village and local area spotting them. The Scarecrow Trail will run from Saturday 4th to Friday 10th June. Please note people are expected to look at your scarecrows from the street, not walk onto your property. Please put your Scarecrow creations somewhere they can be easily spotted.

Members of the Balerno Village Trust will be photographing all the Scarecrows on Saturday 4th June, they’ll be starting photographs at noon so please make sure your Scarecrow is ready.

Voting and Prizes
YOU decide who wins. All the Scarecrows will be uploaded to the Balerno Farmers Market Facebook page on Sunday 5th June. The winning Scarecrow will be the one with the most Facebooks likes and loves at 4pm on Friday 10th June. Remember to share your favourite Scarecrow creations and get your friends and family voting too. We’ve got some brilliant Farmers Market Gift Vouchers and some handmade glassware from local artist Scott Irvine, (specially engraved for the event) up for grabs. Winners will be announced and prizes given at the Farmers Market at 12noon on the 11th June.

Addresses only will appear on the trail map. Family names will not be included, although if your Scarecrow has a name feel free to let us know so we can add that. The trail map will be removed from the website after the event.

If you have any questions regarding the Scarecrow Trail please get in touch here, thank you.