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 yearsCreepy but cool
- 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
- hwoalmost 3 yearsLol
- Jjabout 9 yearsCreepy
- katiecoolabout 9 yearsthis is sooooo scary.....
- tashadtashaabout 9 yearsCool! I like the wedding the Corky's bar.
- Me too!
- Unknown Personabout 9 yearsCOOL!!! 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. :-(
- Same here.
- MEover 9 yearsThe fourth one looks kind of scary
- headream100over 9 yearsThat is so cool! I want to try that!
- UsErover 9 yearsI, naturally, dont like scare crows, but that was, AWESOME! :D
- bananaover 9 yearsMom there looking at me noooooooo nooooooo!!!
- That's what I'm saying.
- la_elizaalmost 10 yearsIn a way that is kinda creepy....