So, what do you get if you mix over 50 imaginatively created Scarecrows, with a Jazz Band; Falconry and a Bouncy castle ? Then stir in a little Fire-eating; a Pimms Tent and a Brass Band and serve the whole lot up in a beautiful East Yorkshire Village on a hot Summer's day ?
......... Skidby Scarecrow Festival, of course !!!..............
Today was the second day of this fun, traditional Festival and visitors were out in force. Crowds of happy sightseers thronged the narrow pavements and paths, eager to catch a glimpse of the wonderful Scarecrows that had been created by the talented villagers.
The Festival is in its 4th year now and continues to grow in popularity. Originally started to bring the village together and highlight the artistic talent in Skidby, it is now an essential part of the Summer calendar in this delightful village.
All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Village Hall. The hall receives no funding from East Yorkshire Council and exists purely on fund-raising and booking fees. And yet this friendly, little hall provides a venue for a multitude of activities throughout the year and is in use almost daily.
And now we come to the photos of the "main attraction".......... THE SCARECROWS !!
This is just a sample of the variety and inventiveness of the exhibits.
And what a variety we have. There is Laurel and Hardy and Worzel and aunt Sally. Scarecrow workmen and Bo-Peep and her sheep. Pirates and guard dogs and even "Prince William" with the royal baby. Not forgetting my favourite, this year..........Ant and "Deck" !!
I hope you enjoy them and maybe you will feel inspired to begin your own Scarecrow Festival, in your little corner of the World.