Scarecrow trail in Stratford

Hay Stratford, a call has gone out for scarecrows in your district to put their hands up.

Entries are now open for Stratford District Council’s popular and fun-filled Scarecrow Trail.

Run alongside the region’s garden festivals, the Scarecrow Trail is open from November 1 to 17. Members of the public can jump on the trail and find all the scarecrows throughout the district.

The council’s director of community services Kate Whareaitu says the whole event is always a hit.

“This event is fun for the whole family, from creating a scarecrow, to finding them scattered throughout the district,” she says.

“It’s been awesome seeing so many members of the community take part in the trail in recent years, and we hope to see even more get involved this year.”

There are four categories with prizes up for grabs: pre-school, primary school, business and open. With an additional prize across all of the categories for the best use of recycled materials.

You can register your scarecrow entries for the trail on or pick up a form from the Stratford District Library or Stratford i-SITE. Entries close October 25.