Town set for first scarecrow festival

Birds will be given a fright on Bank Holiday Monday when Market Weighton holds its first scarecrow festival.

The festival will include a best scarecrow competition, organised by the town council, with a garden voucher up for grabs.

Residents can also win a voucher for the Seahorse stationary shop in the town’s Market Place if they write down the names of all the scarecrows, which they will find on each effigy.

Entry forms, including a map of where all the scarecrows will be, are available from the Market Weighton’s Post Office, Paper Shop, town hall and library.

Market Weighton Town Team is also holding a scarecrow competition for the town’s shops to enter.