Hi, Archie here from Bothwell Scarecrow Festival

More Fun and Festivities for 2023

With the support of our sponsors and everyone in the community
I know we can make this the best one yet!


In previous years we have seen over 450 Scarecrows displayed, 30 events, and 30,000 followers

About Us​

The first festival took place in September 2011 and was a resounding success. Bothwell embraced the concept wholeheartedly and was widely acclaimed as the most successful community event ever seen in Bothwell.

By popular demand the festival was repeated in 2012, and its continued success means it is now an established yearly event. Surplus funds continue to be donated to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.


Events for 2023


Scarecrows Displayed

Upcoming Events​

Your scarecrow team are currently busy planning this year’s events.

It all begins with Sport Weekend, which includes the Scarecrow Champions League Football Tournament, Cycle Ride, and the 5K & 10K Run Fest (please see event page for updated information concerning the Run Fest).

On Sunday 17th September we have the Grand Scarecrow Parade through the village, followed by an afternoon of fun as the Bothwell Primary School playground comes alive with live entertainment, food & drink, games zone and much more.

Watch this space for details on how to take part:

8 Sep​

Mojo Talkin’​

Mojo Talkin’ Resident Dj’s bring you another amazing  night of the finest 60’s Soul & Northern Soul.

9 Sep​

MusicFest Mainstage

Bothwell Scarecrow Festival is once again excited to be bringing some renowned acts and established bands to Musicfest Mainstage.

16 Sep 17 Sep

Family Outdoor Fun Day

The final weekend of the scarecrow festival is not to be missed! Great fun to be had for all the family.

17 Sep

Grand Scarecrow Parade​

Come along and celebrate being part of our community at the finale to a great event at the Scarecrow Festival Parade.

Featured Events​

Below are just some of the events taking place in 2023.

Sports Tasters

Sports Tasters – Golf Sunday, 3 September 2023 • 10.00pm – 1.00pm Sports Tasters – Bowls Sunday, 17…
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Take up the Super Scarecrow Street Challenge

We are throwing down the Challenge to any STREET, PART OF A STREET
or COMMUNITY GROUP that would like to enter.

Get Involved

Get prepared for the biggest event to date.

People of all ages working together can create all sorts of characters in Scarecrow Building Workshop and have lots of fun in the process.

Scarecrow Building Workshop

We will be delighted to assist in helping you make your 2023 Scarecrow. Come along, get some inspiration visit the Build a Scarecrow page for more information.

All information stated is factual as at the time of publication. Where possible we will update our listings to notify of cancelled, postponed and rescheduled events. 
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All information (whether in text or photographs) should be taken in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.