Lapworth Scarecrow Festival in its 9th year’
Originally this festival originated in the 1990’s in the Midlands and it has rapidly spread and is celebrated by many villages in the area. Its held as a great fun day while at the same time raising funds for local charities.
Great fun to be had at the local village of Lapworth last Saturday and Sunday.
It’s always a weekend the village works towards in order to raise money for local charities. Yet again the organisers had done a great job and we were there in droves even though the rain did decide to try and dampen things, but we’re made of more resilient stuff.The scarecrows had been made and they were on show to be judged. There were 70 exhibits dotted all over the place some strapped to lamp posts others staked to the ground then others propped against garden walls etc
Spongebob Squarepants, Harry Potter, Paddington Bear, Homer Simpson and even Father Xmas and his sleigh were on display.
We did have some rain, can’t do much about that but everyone was in good spirits and got in to the generous spirit of things.
The village hall was crammed with all kinds of different craft stalls, home-made cakes, card crafting, sewing items, knitting items amongst many. Even had some exotic animals and creepy crawlies. The children loved them. Can’t say much for myself. Then there was the real ale queue that went on for ever!! So all dads happy there ha-ha!
There was also going to be a fly past by the RAF in a Hurricane Spitfire that had to be cancelled, and yes due to high winds. Irony or what?