Harpole Scarecrow Festival returns for 15th year

Scarecrow chorister welcomes young visitors to All Saints Church for Harpole scarecrow festival
Scarecrow chorister welcomes young visitors to All Saints Church for Harpole scarecrow festival

The 15th annual Harpole Scarecrow festival will take place this weekend, promising to be bigger than ever before.

Each year imaginative scarecrows are created by villagers with previous designs including Harry Potter, Bob the Builder and even Boris Johnson.

This year, guests can expect a range of Jubilee and Olympic-themed scarecrows among favourite characters, celebrities and traditional scarecrows.

Alongside the scarecrows, other attractions include a dog show, geocaching, donkey rides, an art exhibition, live music and dance performances, open-top bus rides, traditional fair games and children’s activities such as face painting and bouncy castles, as well as a large range of food and drink outlets.

The scarecrow trail will return this year with a Jubilee theme, as well as competitions for the best scarecrow.

The Harpole Scarecrow Festival is run entirely by volunteers. Residents and organisation members join together each year and to date have raised more than £35,000 for village charities and community projects.

The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

The dog show will run on Sunday noon-4pm. For further information visit www.harpole-scarecrows.co.uk