The scarecrows are up! After a last minute flurry of entries there are now lots to explore. 

Maps available from Ditchling Post Office and Parkers - the voting slip is in the Fair Programme. Go for a wander and vote for your favourite by returning the voting form to the Post Office.

Entry to the 2018 competition is now closed.

This year’s theme is Magic, music and Merriment!

Base your scarecrow on any people, stories or events that reflect the fair theme, you can have as many scarecrows as you like in one scene.

 An official entry form be received by Thursday 7th June 2018

Scarecrows should be finished, in situ and showing their sign and number by Saturday June 9th

Multiple entries per household are permitted but must be entered separately, full details on the entry form.



Complete THE ENTRY FORM INCLUDING ALL DETAILS required (particularly Scarecrow location, phone number, email) and return it with the FEE OF £2

Form MUST be placed in the entry box in the Ditchling Post office and the £2 fee paid in order to qualify to entry.

Your Scarecrow will be given an official number, Please place this number prominently on your scarecrow/ scene.

The Location of your scarecrow be published onto a ‘Scarecrow Map’ - available from local shops for 50p One week before the fair, so others can visit and wonder at your creativity!

Scarecrows can be placed in other resident locations with their consent (see form) 


Prize for best Scarecrow is via public vote - visit our website, or use the voting slip in your fair programme

Fair programmes are on sale in local shops from May 2018

You can see all the official scarecrow entries, and those from previous years on the Scarecrow Gallery pages.

Last Year’s winners

1st Life without the sausage .  2nd We are the children of Ditchling School . 3rd EU- In or Out?

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...