The last night – its come round so quickly !

Come along to The Aqua Bar Saturday 1st August from 6.30pm

 

balloonSo to the last night, a celebration for the scarecrows who have caused so much talk, provided so much pleasure, and brought so many visitors to the villages.  Miranda, our overall winner, will be there for all to admire.  We hope some of the other winners will make it too.

Thank you to The Aqua Bar, who have made the last night celebrations possible.  They are putting on a BBQ and bonfire followed by live music.  Also thanks to the team of volunteers who have agreed to look after the building and safety of said bonfire on The Aqua Club’s behalf.

7pm : The voices choir will begin the evening, and while they are singing, Over The Moon will be releasing the balloons – according to the weather they are likely to race their way out to sea.

7.30pm : Cllr Pam Doodes, our scarecrow judge, will be presenting the scarecrow prizes, Denis Hilsden will present the trophies, sponsored by Sharnfold Farm, for the garden competition, and Anglers Den will present the fishing competition trophies.

bonfireAt 8pm the ceremonial bonfire will be lit on the beach.  And so “Scarecrow Festival 2015” will come to a close.

For your safety, The Aqua Bar have a team of trained safety officers looking after the building
and burning of the bonfire.  For your safety, you must not go within the marked area
around the bonfire.

Come along and raise a glass to all the 245 (known) strange people, pirates, mermaids, fishermen, a whale and even a flamingo who adorned our streets.  The villages will seem quite bare when our visitors leave, but we will certainly remember them.  We can only guess how many there might be next year – that is if you want another scarecrow festival of course ???

 

 

A member of Scarecrow Parliament ?

Member of Scarecrow Parliament No 205
Member of Scarecrow Parliament No 205

 

Even our new MP Huw Merriman has got the scarecrow fever !  His family got to work making a scarecrow as soon as Huw told them how impressed he was with our festival.  Here he is complete with real carrot nose and a little mouse in his buttonhole.  He’s a pretty traditional scarecrow and he looks ready for “Scarecrow Parliament” in his smart jacket.

Garden Competition Winners

hanging basketsThe judges had a hard job on their hands in deciding on the winners of the Scarecrow Garden Competition 2015. Having enjoyed seeing all the gardens entered, they sat down to a long deliberation before coming up with the results.

We were really delighted that so many gardens were entered for this first year.  Thank you to everyone who took part and we hope you will all enter again next year !
Click on the red tab top left or on the red flower symbol on the home page to look at the results.