What times we are living in. With lock-downs and school-closures... in Ditchling we’ve decided to not let it get us down!!

With our own Ditchling 75th Anniversary VE Day Celebration cancelled, and with so much going on in the world right now we’ve decided to hold the Ditchling Scarecrow Celebration a month early.


So everyone let’s come together and hold the best Scarecrow Competition ever and celebrate this year’s Ditchling Fair theme:

Friendship, Frivolity & the Future

We want every household in the Village to get creative and let their imagination run wild. If we can’t go out this Easter as a family or meet friends, well then we can raid the garage and the loft, find what you can and let’s build a village of scarecrows.

We want to show the world that we are still living in the best village ever and no one can match our creativity!!

All deadlines have now passed:

  • Entry Form in by 5pm Thursday 30th April

  • Scarecrows up by Noon, Saturday 2nd May

  • Scarecrow Map available noon 2nd May

  • Votes in by noon 9th May

  • Winner Announced 9th May


Keep Coming Back

Please remember to return to the Fair website as we'll be updating it regularly. Of course you can always check our Facebook page and Instagram feed for a different way of keeping up to date.



About Ditchling Fair

In 1312 King Edward II granted John de Warenne, Lord of the Manor, the right to run a Fair in Ditchling 'in the eve and in the day and in the morrow of St Margaret the Virgin' and thus was to be celebrated on July 20th.

More information is on The Ditchling History Project website (opens in new window)...

John Broomfield Removals

John Broomfield RemovalsJohn Broomfield Removals are generously continuing to sponsor the Ditchling Fair Scarecrow Competition.

They are a local family-run business with 20 years of experience in the removal industry. They have built their reputation through their friendly and professional staff from the local area, which has provided a quality service.