Launton’s Really Royal Scarecrow Trail

How to take part

If you have entered a scarecrow, it needs to be ready by 12pm on Saturday 28th May and displayed until 12pm on 12th June 2022.


The trail map can be downloaded here or collected from Cost Cutter on Bicester Road, Launton.


To make a donation


– Scan the QR code above on the poster or
-Go to, or
-Drop off or post cash or a cheque (made payable to “Launton Churchwardens”)
to Mayflower, Hare Leys Farm, Launton, Bicester, OX26 5AB, or
-BACS payment: Sort code: 20-06-75, Account no: 30566756, Account name:
Launton Churchwardens. Please reference payments as “Scarecrow”


Don’t forget you can compliment your favourite scarecrows by completing a compliment slip. You can compliment as many as you like! Compliment slips can be downloaded here or found in the May Launton Lines. Drop your slips off in the box located at the St Mary’s scarecrow entry on the trail. The compliment slips box will be emptied regularly and slips will be delivered to all entrants once the trail closes.


Please respect people’s properties and do not enter gardens or touch the scarecrows. 


Preparing Your Scarecrow

Please let your imagination and creativity take over and have a go at making a scarecrow or display using any safe materials you have at home. You don’t have to have straw in it but it’s ok if you do have some at home. Your scarecrow can be of any size and shape and just needs to be seen outside of your own property at 12pm on May 28th until 12pm on June 12th.


Photos of the scarecrows will be available here after the event!


We look forward to seeing all the artistic and creative talent in Launton on display!

Past Scarecrow Trails

Launton Scarecrow Trail “Celebrating Heroes”

Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th October 2020


At St Mary’s we have been wondering what we could do to mark the autumn season as a harvest lunch is not possible this year.

So we are organising a Scarecrow Trail from Saturday 10th October until Sunday 18th 2020. Planning has been done around government guidelines and we hope the scarecrows will put smiles on people’s faces as they walk around the village.


Our theme is “Heroes” in recognition of all the key workers who continue to support us but it could also be a hero from a book, a film or just a hero to you!

Photos of all the scarecrows are here. We’re delighted with the support we’ve kindly had from local businesses, who have donated prizes. These are: Sun Wah, Blue Texel, S&H Coffee Shop, Stone Lily.