Ploughing Match Competitions

Each October the Society hold a Ploughing Match and schools and youth groups are invited to enter any of the following competitions:

  • Best dressed scarecrows
  • Colourful kites 
  • Autumn collages using items found in the countryside

Entries must be delivered to the showground the day before the match at the latest, and then collected from the showground at your earliest convenience afterwards. By prior arrangement, entries for the scarecrow competition can be collected directly from the school and returned after the event.

In 2017 the Ploughing Match was held at Woolley Park Estate on October 21st. There were lots of competition entries and the worthy winning scarecrow was 'Rastaman', which was made by the pupils from Priors Court School.

If you're interested in taking part in the 2018 Ploughing Match School Competitions, please email Jan on or call 01635 247111.



“I would like to say “THANK YOU” for organising the Scarecrow Competition. It was a great art and D&T project for us in the school. We are ‘over the moon’ that one of our scarecrows won the first prize!” – St Joseph’s Primary School