Monday, 5 October 2015

The Annual Scarecrow Festival

Every year at the start of Autumn Belbroughton hosts it's annual Scarecrow Festival.  The weather was beautiful, a perfect day for a walk around this lovely village and see all the hard work.

This year the theme was Icons From History.

Robin Hood

Fryer Tuc

I thin Oliver thought they were real presents, lol

I think this one was the overall winner, I Want To Rake Free :-)

So much thought and effort went into making these scarecrows, I think this was my favourite, 
Jack the Reaper - Wanted Cereal Killer

This one was Interesting

 And finally, nothing at all to do with the scarecrows, but Belbroughton has this really cool phone box which has been de-commissioned and is now owned by the the village I believe.  They have turned it into a place where books are exchanged.
How ingenious! 

Now THATS the sort of village I would like to live in :-)



Ali said...

Love the scarecrow festival lots of fun ideas, I too think the repurposing of the phone box is great. Ali

Vickie said...

Oh thank you so much for sharing this! How fun! And clever.
Love the phone box library.

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Such fun, this festival, thanks for sharing!
And wow! love that Phone box, what a nice idea!

Bye, Carolien

Catherine said...

What a fun post! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

The scarecrows looks fantastic, what a lot of hard work went into them.
I've seen a book borrowing - phonebox before in a village, so practical when they done have a library and services for the mobile bookbus are being cut. They often house a defibrillator machine for the village as well.

Maggee said...

That is one cool event! How fun to see so many wacky scarecrow creations! And absolutely love the retrofitted phone booth! Very smart idea! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Christine said...

What fun! There use to be one in Northern California but it stopped years ago. Thank you for sharing those pics!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Some of those scarecrows were ingenious. Some people have a great imagination and good hands to create these.

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

What a lovely idea, and good to so many people involved in making scarecrows. I have seen telephone boxes used like that before, I too would love to have the chance to use on of those, such a fun idea.
Caz xx

Chris said...

What a cool event. I don't think that I have ever seen a scarecrow event before. I love the phone booth too. What a great way to put it to use!

blue star stitcher said...

What a fun festival, and a great idea for the phone booth. In our city we have several "Little Libraries" where people have mini-bookcases in their front yard for neighbors to borrow books from.

Angela said...

What a wonderful display and I love that phone booth!

MysteryKnitter said...

Great pictures! I love "the phone booth has changed its meaning" - thing.