Queen's Platinum Jubilee Events

Published: 25 March 2022

Queen's Jubilee Scarecrow Trail

The Boston Spa Queen’s Jubilee Scarecrow Trail will take place around the Jubilee weekend from Wednesday 1st June to Tuesday 7th June and will include Thorp Arch & Clifford. You are also invited to display your scarecrow for the Boston Spa Festival Weekend from 8th to 10th July. 

This year's theme is Royalty

The plan as usual is to take a broad view of “Royalty,so as well as our Queen Elizabeth II, it could be

1) Past Kings & Queen – (including Hollywood/California royalty)

2) Animal royalty - Lions

3) Cartoon royalty – Little Princess, etc.

4) Pop royalty – think Queen

5) Sporting royalty - Bielsa

In fact - anyone you think belongs on a pedestal.

There will be local organisers for the other two villages: Gaby Morrison for Thorp Arch and Jenny Burton for Clifford. They will contact you once your entry has been received.

Winning scarecrow builders in each village will receive prizes with separate prizes for private and business/community entries. Winners will be determined by public vote.

If you would like to take part please complete the form below, put it in an envelope together with your entry fee, mark your envelope Scarecrow Entry and take it into Yeadons or post in the Village Hall letter box.

All entries to be in by Monday 11th April. You will receive a phone / email confirmation that your entry has been received.

DISPLAY PACK COLLECTION: From The Crown, on Saturday 14 May between 9.00am  and 11.30am. You must pick up your display entry pack including your numbered card to display alongside your scarecrow.

All scarecrows are to be in position by Wednesday 1 June and left on display until 8pm Tuesday 7 June. Once the public votes are in, the winners will be contacted by phone and a printed list will be on display in Yeadons & Costcutter.

Click here to download your 2022 Scarecrow Trail entry form  

The Crown Hotel  


The Crown Hotel will be hosting a Mini-Gin & Pimms Festival, along with an afternoon tea & scones offer. They'll also have live jazz.


St Mary's Church  

 10am Sunday June 5th -  All Together Jubilee Celebration Service.


Tadcaster Market & Celebration  

Thursday 2nd June 

Midday - 3pm - Jubilee Matinee Dance at Riley Smith Hall 

9.15pm - Lighting of the beacon on Garnet Lane.

Friday 3rd June  

All day - The Barn Cobbles Market & Jubilee Luncheon across the town 

7.30pm - Adam Parrish's Jubilee Concert - Tickets are £10 including a glass of prosecco and bowl of strawberries

Saturday 4th June

The Barn afternoon tea and film screenings at Community Centres. Roller disco party in the evening with screening of party in the palace.

10am - 4pm - Tadcaster Methodist Church mini market and St Mary's Church flower festival.

Sunday 5th June

9:30am-3:30pm - Outdoor Market – Kirkgate and Westgate. St Mary’s Church Continuation of the Flower festival. Local musicians playing and refreshments provided throughout the day
4:00pm - St Mary’s Church Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee. 
The Barn Giant children’s afternoon tea party. Big screen to watch events live. Fancy dress competition