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Belbroughton gearing up for Scarecrow Festival

Belbroughton gearing up for Scarecrow Festival Belbroughton gearing up for Scarecrow Festival
Updated: 11:03 am, May 07, 2015

YOUNGSTERS from Belbroughton School have been getting creative ahead of this weekend’s annual Scarecrow Festival.

Earth house triumphed over Jupiter, Mars and Neptune in the straw figures contest with Homer Simpson and a Minion from Despicable Me (pictured) judged to be the winning entries.

This year’s event, on the theme of Heroes and Villains, runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday (September 27) and Sunday (September 28).

There is a change to the pricing system this year – under threes will be free and it will be £5 each for adults and other children, but all the events in the village will be free so youngsters can play to their hearts content.

Among the attractions will be be stunt motorbike riders, bee-keeping, vintage vehicles, Mad Science, Appalachian Dancers and Belbroughton History Society displays, performances by the Got 2 Sing adult and youth choirs, a variety of stalls, barbecue and drinks tent.

Those who go along will also be able to try their hand at bell-ringing and playing the church organ.

And youngsters will be able to take part in a magical music workshop, ride a model steam railway and ponies, climb aboard the big red fun bus and children’s inflatables and enjoy bungi trampolines, face-painting and more.

Jayne Jones, Belbroughton School’s office manager, said: “The children had great fun making their scarecrows and are really excited about the weekend.”

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