Scarecrow Salute to our Heroes

Scarecrow Salute to our Heroes


Sandal Community Association

Sandal Community Association started the locally infamous ‘Sandal Scarecrow Festival’ back in 2014. For the next five years, the creativity of Sandal residents has been celebrated with a weekend of fun for all the family.

Participants get a free trail map and follow the walking tour of Sandal Magna, admiring the creativity of individuals, families and local organisations with activities for kids along the way. This year, however, the SCA decided to give the organisers a well-deserved break from the festival and instead, invited the local community to harness their creativity and showcase a week-long display:

Residents were invited to create and showcase their own Scarecrows to thank the Key Workers throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic. Salute to our Heroes were on display 25-31st May 2020. The responses by locals were inspiring; the creativity, resourcefulness and determination to thank those that have kept us all going during the pandemic truly is a testament to the Sandal community spirit.