Countdown is on to scarecrow event

Uffington Scarecrow Festival - A straw bale scarecrow'Photo: MSMP050513-072js ENGEMN00120130505174040
Uffington Scarecrow Festival - A straw bale scarecrow'Photo: MSMP050513-072js ENGEMN00120130505174040
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Villagers are gearing up for a popular annual event due to take place on the next Bank Holiday and are hoping the weather will be just as kind.

Uffington Scarecrow Festival will take place on Sunday, May 3, and Monday, May 4, between 11am and 4pm each day.

Cinema and films will be the theme of the scarecrows, which will be scattered through the village for visitors to find as part of a quiz trail.

Other activities over the weekend include a classic car display, a flypast, books, crafts, cakes, bouncy castle, lace making, art displays, barbecue, face painting, farm machinery, pets and ponies, white elephant and raffle.

On the Sunday, there will also be the Rutland Morris Men and Welland Maypole Dancers to entertain visitors, as well as a car boot which opens from 9am.

The event always proves popular with visitors meandering through the village to look at the various displays.

This year’s event will be the 14th in the festival’s history and organisers are hoping to be blessed with the same sunny weather as the Bank Holiday weekend just gone and as last year’s event, which attracted large numbers of visitors.

The cost is £5 per car including quiz sheet and Scarecrow Trail map or £2.50 per quiz sheet and map for those without the car.

Pitch bookings are being taken now for the car boot with advance prices between £5 and £7.50, down from between £7.50 and £10 on the day.

Contact Gary Hopkins 01780 751762 to book a 
pitch.