Frightfully good time had at North Nibley Scarecrow Festival
Liberty, 10, Owen, five, and Ruby Dyer, seven, with their scarecrows in the North Nibley scarecrow festival
SCARECROWS in swimsuits popped up across North Nibley at the weekend for the village’s annual scarecrow festival.
This year’s theme was the British seaside and while it was optional, many villagers took to the theme with gusto with scarecrows adorned with all manner of nautical outfits.
From Victorian bathing belles to divers and a fine octopus, the scarecrows took to the sea.
Father Christmas even made an appearance – decked out with a snorkel – along with a mystical mermaid and fortune teller.
In its sixth year, the festival kicked off with a workshop in the village hall on Friday afternoon showing people how to make their own scarecrows.
On Saturday, September 21 there was a popular barbecue lunch outside the village hall and on Sunday charities reaised money in the village hall through the sale of teas, homemade cakes and light lunches.
Theresa Eames, who helped organise the festival, said the weekend had gone very well and the reasonable weather had led to greater footfall than the previous year.
"We had the theme of the British seaside – the same as the music festival this year – to tie the two in together," she explained. "We had a good number of scarecrows and a lot of people supported the charities."
The silent auction of the late Brian Lancaster’s art collection rounded off the weekend’s activities.
Monies raised over the weekend go towards North Nibley Village Shop and the village hall.
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