Funny and scary scarecrows

A scarecrow from the annual Syresham Scarecrow Festival
A scarecrow from the annual Syresham Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrows to make you laugh and scream are promised in a scarecrow festival that will see straw filled characters of all shapes, sizes and designs filling the gardens of a village.

The Syresham Scarecrow Festival and Open Gardens weekend takes place this weekend. On Saturday (June 20) and Sunday (21) scarecrows will appear in all kinds of places around the village, in gardens, on roofs and in nooks and crannies to the delight of children and adults alike.

And the theme this year is Funny Scarecrows and Scary Scarecrows.

There will be 10 beautiful open gardens to wander around and delicious home made teas will be served in two of them.

Entry to the open gardens is £4.

Other attractions over the weekend include stalls, games, a quiz and a raffle.

And in the village hall an art exhibition featuring the works of local artists, with most of the work available for sale, will be open to the general public.

Cars may be parked in the field adjacent to the village hall.

Programmes, which also contain the quiz, will be on sale for £1 at the car park gate.

On the Saturday morning there will be a Steptoe and Son sale outside the chapel with coffee served in the Sunday School.

At the Sports and Social Club there will be a barbecue and on Sunday morning there will be a big car boot sale.

The Midland Carting Dogs will also be welcomed to the event and will be walking around the village at intervals.

The raffle will be drawn at a fish and chip supper on Sunday evening. The first prize is £100 cash and there are many other exciting prizes including tickets for days out, Silverstone tickets and supermarket vouchers.