Bitchfield Scarecrow Festival this weekend

Pop along to Bitchfield this weekend to see the 2012 scarecrows.
Pop along to Bitchfield this weekend to see the 2012 scarecrows.
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BITCHFIELD Scarecrow Festival 2012 is likely to prove a popular draw again this weekend.

The annual event will be themed “Your 2012” - meaning participants can design a scarecrow based on anything that has inspired them during this year.

Pop along to Bitchfield this weekend to see the 2012 scarecrows.

Pop along to Bitchfield this weekend to see the 2012 scarecrows.

Organiser Martin Hewitt said: “There have been so many worthy events this year that we didn’t want to confine the entries to one of them.”

Last year 20 scarecrows packed the village and this year’s group will be judged by artist Roger Heaton.

From midday on Saturday the two villages of Bitchfield and Lower Bitchfield will be displaying the scarecrows, while from midday on Sunday, they will all be gathered around the church in Bitchfield.

In addition to the seasonal guests, on Saturday there will be a tombola and a bouncy as well as tea, coffee and homemade cakes.

On Sunday there will be a buffet meal, a bar, treasure hunt and a BBQ lunch. The final judging of the scarecrow entries will also take place on Sunday afternoon.

Tickets are £7.50 for adults, £5 for under 16s. The proceeds from the event go towards a fund to help replace a worn out and inefficient heating system for the village church. Last year, the event raised £740.

For tickets or more information, email tickets@bitchfieldevents.co.uk or phone Carol on 01476585170.