For those of you who have the vision, enthusiasm, motivation (as well as enjoying a bit of fun and a good laugh) this part of Scarecrow Weekend is for you. This will be the third year that the “Build a Scarecrow” competition has been held in the garden at The Falcon by kind permission of Mr John Silver. You have to be a little creative during this part of the festival. We supply the straw and the string and our teams create a, …well supposedly… a scarecrow, but in the past we have had offerings which are cunningly disguised as an octopus or even a very thin giant. Whatever you choose to make will be judged by John and the winner awarded a £25 prize-so what have you got to lose? Come along and have a go between 1.45 and 3.00 pm on Saturday June 8th. If you can let Lynne know you are coming it does help us organise how much straw we need. However if you suddenly decide on the day then just come along anyway you will be warmly welcomed.
The Scarecrow Festival is fast approaching and already many of you have been scouring your map of the world to find inspiration. Lynne is being very firm-you need a country not a continent-but there are still lots to choose from. The committee is really looking forward to seeing how some of them are depicted.
The Festival will commence (in bright sunshine) on Friday 7th June at 7.00pm in St Peter’s churchyard. The parade will be led through the town by the Newport Steadfast Band. The judges will be looking for the best entourage accompanying a scarecrow. Once we get to the Town Green they will award three prizes of £50 and, if they so wish, an extra prize of another £50 can be awarded.
Saturday morning will see our team putting out the scarecrows around the town ready for the Best Scarecrow to be judged. There will be three prizes of 1st £50 2nd £35 and 3rd £25.
Our kiosk will be open from 10.30 a.m. on Saturday and 11.00a.m. on Sunday by the Leisure Centre, so that you can buy your map and clues for both the adult and child Scarecrow Competitions. The kiosk will close at 5.00p.m. each day. The adult “Name the Country” competition carries a £50 prize and the children’s competition a £25 prize – come along and have a go.
On Saturday evening the annual Scarecrow Supper will take place in the Public Hall. Tickets for the two course hot meal can be obtained from Pearl 07837842358. It is always a great meal with entertainment to follow.
The Scarecrow Festival is very proud to have supported the Bromyard Festivals Committee in purchasing four new marquees (which can be hired for local events) the town flags and 50 hi viz vests.
Finally thank you all for supporting this event over the years. Every year we meet old friends and make new ones-you would be amazed how far people come from to visit your scarecrows. We look forward to seeing you over festival weekend and if you haven’t entered yet then email Lynne at Lynne Wilkins (Lynne@wilkinshome.co.uk).