This week between 25th May – 2nd June 2013 if you visit the villages of Chillerton and Gatcombe you will see some unusual residents hanging around the streets and gardens, don’t be alarmed however as it is only the annual Scarecrow Festival.
Every year the residents of both villages bring out their creative sides and make some weird and wonderful scarecrows for visitors to enjoy.
We popped along this bank holiday weekend and parked outside the community hall in the middle of Chillerton village and took a slow stroll up and down the main road, and into one of the side roads, to check out this year’s efforts.
As you will see from our pictures there were some excellent and innovative Scarecrows this year, from the obviously scary Grim Reaper & Batman’s Joker to the presenters of Top Gear and even Marilyn Monroe made an appearance.
It is well worth heading along to Chillerton and Gatcombe to have a look for yourself and if you go along between 11am – 4pm you can pick up a cup of tea and a slice of cake from the community hall.