24, 2018 VIDEO:
Brent Knoll Scarecrow festival draws crowds of visitors
50 colourful scarecrows were on display in Brent Knoll at the weekend
when the village held its popular annual scarecrow festival.
set up the fun scarecrows alongside roads, gardens and paths across
the village, as pictured here.
seventh annual festival - which is organsied by Girlguiding Brent
Knoll - began on Saturday despite the wet weather and continued
on Sunday with a theme of book and comic characters.
judges decided this year's winners were: 1st - Gruffalo - The Baker
Family; 2nd - The Wind in the Willows - The Steer/Snellgrove Family;
and 3rd - Winnie The Pooh - Poplar Farm.
Highly Commended were Paddington Bear - The Field Family; Tractor
Ted - The Luff Family; The Gingerbread Man - Donaldson Class, Brent
Knoll School; Popeye - The Criddle Family; The Invisible Man - The
Steer Family; Gone with the Wind - The Dimmock Family; and Room
on the Broom - Christine Sandy.
the People's choice category, 1st was Paddington Bear, 2nd was The
Gruffalo, and 3rd went to Harry Potter.
Sinnott, one of the organisers, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Despite
a wet start on the Saturday, the event was well supported on both
big thank you goes to everyone who took part this year - we had
52 scarecrows in total and the amount of detail was really impressive."
the weekend, several local authors also read their stories to families
taking part in the scarecrow trail. Burnham author Anne Poole is
pcitured below and others included Sonny Topham, Julie Weston, and
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