Annual scarecrow festival attracts array of weird and wonderful entries

Sawtry Scarecrow Festival, Hugh Spencer, from Bedford Road,

Sawtry Scarecrow Festival, Hugh Spencer, from Bedford Road, - Credit: Archant

More than 20 homes and organisations are taking part in this year’s Sawtry Scarecrow Festival.

Sawtry Scarecrow Festival, Carol Warren, of Stanch Hill,

Sawtry Scarecrow Festival, Carol Warren, of Stanch Hill, - Credit: Archant

It is the fifth running of the annual event, which takes place over eight days.

Organiser and parish council chairman Delia Riddle said: “It is great fun when you see people with trail directions in their hands and kids giggling at the scarecrows.

“There are a few surprises of ones that aren’t on the map for people to see.”

Sawtry Scarecrow Festival, Debbie Brailsford, from Beaumaris Road,

Sawtry Scarecrow Festival, Debbie Brailsford, from Beaumaris Road, - Credit: Archant

A variety of scarecrows have been put together by residents, including a string of scarecrows made by the 4th Sawtry Brownies pack and animals outside the Cromwell Vet Group.


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“Everyone stops and laughs at my one this year as it is a grandma scarecrow with green wellies on sitting with a cup of tea in her hand,” said Cllr Riddle.

The event is running until Sunday.

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