Whit Friday
Oldham & Saddleworth
Date of next contest 14th June 2019



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Scouthead & Austerlands Contest

Huddersfield Road, Scouthead, Saddleworth

The Scouthead & Austerlands contest takes place on Dawson's Field in a safe, family friendly and hassle free environment; located just off the A62 Huddersfield Road at Scouthead. Bands register and coaches assemble, at the Three Crowns Inn before marching along the A62 to the contest field.

Note: Whilst the Three Crowns Inn is currently closed, this will not affect the Scouthead & Austerlands Whit Friday band contest and bands should register outside the pub as usual.

The on-line brochures, magazines and booklets give a flavour of the event.

Dawsons Field - Scouthead contest


4.15 - 11.00
Jonathan Pippen
Deportment  Adjudicator:
Mark Travis
Coach parking:
On Huddersfield Road,
initially at the Three Crowns Inn
Car parking:
On street car parking in non-restricted areas.


Food & Drink:
Dawson's Field is self-contained in terms of catering facilities with its own barbecue, beer marquee and tea-tent - all staffed by volunteers. Products are sold at pocket-friendly prices, with all proceeds ploughed back into the event. Please note, it is only food & drink sold on the field which supports the contest.
Other facilities:
The contest site has adequate toilets facilities and first aid cover is provided by St John Ambulance.
Disabled  access:
The main site is an open field, with no problems for wheelchair access.

Scouthead contest

The event is set in rural surroundings with fine views overlooking open countryside and ready motorway access. Traffic can approach its location by travelling along the A62 in either direction from Oldham or Delph. See the information sheet below.

Band information sheet & contest rules
for 2018

Site map

Email: scoutheadbandcontest@sky.com