No crows in Wetwang - they have been scared away

Wetwang Scarecrow Festival 2014 - Charlotte Dixon with her 'Crop Till you drop' market trader
Wetwang Scarecrow Festival 2014 - Charlotte Dixon with her 'Crop Till you drop' market trader

The annual Wetwang Scarecrow Festival 2014 is underway and will run to June 1.

This year, organisers have encouraged more “visiting” entries to stand alongside all the Village entries.

Wetwang Scarecrow Festival 2014 - The Dee Family

Wetwang Scarecrow Festival 2014 - The Dee Family

So Wetwang is bursting at the seams with Scarecrows,

There are two categories this year: ”Brazil” and “Other”, which gave the the creative minds free rein to build any scarecrow they liked.

There were cash prizes for the winners in each of the categories and classes.

On 1 June, the winner of the public vote will be announced and the lucky entrant will also win a cash prize.

The scarecrows first arrived in Wetwang in 2003. The first scarecrow festival was conceived by the Village Hall Committee as a fundraising activity for the newly-erected Wetwang Village Community Hall and it has grown to become the village’s most important event of the year. It has become a well known and loved event in the region as well as attracting visitors from further afield.

Thanks to the enthusiastic response of residents, the scarecrow count has increased every year and visitors can expect to see close to 100 cleverly-crafted scarecrows appearing in gardens, open spaces, hidden corners and even on rooftops each year.

Full results and more photos in next week’s Driffield Times and Post.