Flamstead frightens away the birds with busiest-ever Scarecrow Festival

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Scenes from E.T, Shrek and the Football World Cup were all recreated by creative villagers at this year’s Flamstead Scarecrow Competition.

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

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.”

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Cory, nine and Evie Reichel, six, at the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Cory, nine and Evie Reichel, six, at the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Thomas Newman, four at the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Thomas Newman, four at the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus