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Something to crow about again in Feckenham
10:20am Friday 5th October 2012 in News
FECKENHAM people are busily constructing all kinds of weird and wonderful creations in the hope of winning prizes in a competition for the most imaginative scarecrow.
The eighth annual Feckenham Scarecrow Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14.
Once again villagers have been asked to havefun by devising the most scary or silly scarecrows ever seen. They can make an individual, a group or a whole army of the things.
Visitors act as judges and there are prizes for the best displays and all ages are invited to enter.
Last year there were more than 50 displays ranging from the traditional to the bizarre and it’s expected that there will be even more scarecrows this year.
Visitors can enjoy a stroll around the Scarecrow Trail starting at the village Square and will have free maps to guide you around.
The results will be announced and prizes awarded on Sunday at 4.30pm on The Square.
A number of scarecrows will come to life in order to serve tasty home made teas on the village green, younger visitors will be able to “Stone the Crows” and Feckenham’s only walking, talking, living scarecrow, Willum the Conker, will be on hand to entertain.
A spokesman said: “It’s not in aid of anything, it’s just for fun. Unlike many similar events in the area this is completely free. Cash taken at the tea tent will be ploughed back into more village events.
"Feckenham Entertainments Committee, which organises the scarecrows, feels that sometimes it’s good for a community just to do something for the sheer, simple enjoyment of doing it.”
The trail will be open from 11am-4.30pm on both days.
For those coming by car Winfields Megastore (on Astwood Lane) have kindly opened their car park extension free of charge. The postcode is B96 6HQ.