Flamstead frightens away the birds with busiest-ever Scarecrow Festival
PUBLISHED: 11:02 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 21 August 2018
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Scenes from E.T, Shrek and the Football World Cup were all recreated by creative villagers at this year’s Flamstead Scarecrow Competition.
The festival was held in Flamstead over the weekend, with residents creating scarecrows and displaying them in their front gardens and around the village.
Scarecrows included a homage to the famous cycling past the moon scene from E.T, a giant Shrek and Greatest Showman tribute the Greatest Crowman. In total, 105 scarecrows were dotted around the village, as well as food stalls, a Scarecrow Café and a barbecue.
This year the festival raised money to restore the roof of St Leonard’s Church, which is under threat of closure if the church cannot be repaired.
Festival organiser Clare Rudd said: “It went really well. We had more people attending than ever before. It’s a really great village and community event. It was a village effort as we had volunteers helping from all over the village.”