October 1st, 2016

Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival kicks off this weekend

Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival kicks off this weekend Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival kicks off this weekend
Updated: 3:32 pm, Sep 22, 2016

THE BELBROUGHTON Scarecrow Festival takes place this weekend and, in the run up to it, residents of all ages have been busily making their straw figures for the event.

Among those putting their creative talents to the test have been children from Belbroughton Primary School.

This year’s event has an ABC – Authors, Books, Characters – theme and, with hundreds of scarecrows set to grace the village, visitors can expect to see all their favourite literary creations representatives from 10.30am to 5pm tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday (September 25).

As well as the scarecrows, there will be a host of other attractions including knight school on the school field, live entertainment across three stages, art and crafts displays and stalls, fairground rides, church tower tours and classic cars.

Rich Goodwin will be doing aerial displays at 3pm both days and there will be food and drink available.

Last year between 10,000 and 15,000 descended on Belbroughton on each of the two days to see the hundreds of scarecrows.

The event also made £52,000 for organisations in the village, including Belbroughton Primary School, the Holy Trinity Church, the Recreation Centre, the cricket club, football club and horticultural society.

For more about the festival, attractions taking place, admission details and parking arrangements, visit www.belbroughtonscarecrow.co.uk or search for ‘Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival’ on Facebook.

 

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