It straw was good fun at village festival!

Scarecrows on display at the Little Paxton Scarecrow festival.
Pic - Richard Marsham

Scarecrows on display at the Little Paxton Scarecrow festival. Pic - Richard Marsham - Credit: Archant

More than 20 straw creations took up residency in Little Paxton this month for the Scarecrow Festival, with the top three announced at the main event on May 14.

Scarecrows on display at the Little Paxton Scarecrow festival.
Pic - Richard Marsham

Scarecrows on display at the Little Paxton Scarecrow festival. Pic - Richard Marsham - Credit: Archant

The day, held in the village hall and on the field, saw ‘Saturday Night Hayfever’ – a scarecrow modelled on Elvis Presley – take third place, while ‘Princess Lucy and Her Frog’ came second.

It was ‘Oz’ which took first place though, with two scarecrows – Dorothy and her brainless companion – judged to be the best by TL Cobbolds.

The festival has been running since 2008, organised by the Little Paxton Scarecrow Committee.

Veronica Williams, chair of the group, said: “We had 30 tables in the village hall for a craft fair then 25 on the field. It was quite a successful day.”


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Stalls included jewellery, photographic prints, candles and chocolates, with a roundabout and bungee trampoline to keep children entertained.

The day also saw a disco and food stalls, including a beer tent, paella and waffles.

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