A Scarecrow Festival Like None Other!


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There are numerous scarecrow festivals that take place all around the world - However, very few take it to the level that the folks in the tiny North Yorkshire village of Kettlewell do - Here, the scarecrows are not just random figures on twigs, but recognizable pop stars, soccer players and even, royalty.

First held as a school fundraiser in 1994, the nine-day festival, which takes place annually in mid-August has become a popular event, attracting thousands of visitors from all over England.

This year's Scarecrow Trail included popular Swedish pop group ABBA, an entire soccer team, an old-fashioned telephone operator, a soldier and even a scene from the Royal wedding with Prince William and Kate posing in front of a faux cake.

While most of the exhibits were too cute to scare crows, there was a few that seemed to abide with the original purpose of building a scarecrow - Like this cork-faced bartender. And then there were others, that looked a little scared of all the crowds themselves!

To make the festival more fun, the organizers even award prizes for not just the best scarecrow exhibit, but also, to winners of the daily scarecrow treasure hunt. And the best part is, that all the proceeds from this fun festival are still donated to local causes.

Resources: amusingplanet.com,guardian.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk

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  • Mad funalmost 9 years
    Creepy but cool
    • 7jmmc7
      7jmmc7almost 9 years
      The creepy part was the first pic of the article and also what if you just go there with a toddler and they're like "Mommy! Look its staring at me!" LOL
  • Jjabout 9 years
    • katiecool
      katiecoolabout 9 years
      this is sooooo scary.....
      • tashadtasha
        tashadtashaabout 9 years
        Cool! I like the wedding the Corky's bar.
      • Unknown Personabout 9 years
        COOL!!! I didn't even know there were those kinds of contests! AWSOME!!! I wish I could make one but my teachers send so much homework home with me I never have any time to do anything else. :-(
      • MEover 9 years
        The fourth one looks kind of scary
        • headream100
          headream100over 9 years
          That is so cool! I want to try that!
          • UsErover 9 years
            I, naturally, dont like scare crows, but that was, AWESOME! :D
            • bananaover 9 years
              Mom there looking at me noooooooo nooooooo!!!
            • la_eliza
              la_elizaalmost 10 years
              In a way that is kinda creepy....