THE ELEVENTH Lapworth Scarecrow Festival is taking place on the weekend of September 12 and 13.
This year’s theme, ‘All the fun of the Circus’ is sure to brighten up the streets of Lapworth as the residents turn their hand to fashioning an extravaganza of colourful circus creations.
The annual charitable event, which last year raised over £9,500 for local causes, will showcase live bands as well as a BBQ, licenced bar, a beer festival and, new for this year, the Dynamic Rides 6 Second Watt Bike Challenge (taking place on the Saturday afternoon).
An abundance of children’s entertainment includes a bouncy castle and children’s rides, face painting and an ice cream stall as well as a craft fair with lots of stalls showcasing some of the creative wares on sale from Lapworth locals and those from further afield. A silent auction and raffle with some fantastic prizes will also take place over the two days.
The most important element of the weekend is however the scarecrows themselves which will adorn the streets of Lapworth in a variety of interpretations of the circus theme.
There will again be a vintage bus that will take those people who would prefer not to walk the route to see the scarecrows. Or, for those who prefer two wheels, there is the Dynamic Rides Scarecrow Family Bike Ride.
This is a marshalled bike ride that will take you on a tour of the scarecrows, leaving from the Village Hall at 11am on the Sunday.
Event organiser Rachael Easton said: “The Lapworth Scarecrow Festival has been going for over a decade and the imagination and originality of the scarecrows gets better year on year.
“The theme this year, All the fun of the Circus, is really family friendly and I am sure the kids in the area will love getting their hands stuck into making big top favourites.
“Over the past ten years we have managed to raise over a staggering £50,000 to fund local causes and we appreciate the support of everyone who comes along, from far and wide, each year to make our Lapworth Scarecrow Festival such a success.”
Lapworth Scarecrow Festival is a registered charity, the aim of which is to continue to benefit local causes. As always, all profits will be shared amongst various organisations that support and educate the local community.
The Festival’s main sponsor this year is John Shepherd Estate Agents, with support from a number of other local businesses, including The Boot at Lapworth, where the after-crow party, live auction and prize-giving will be held on Sunday 13th September, from 5.30pm.
The Festival takes place between 12nokn and 6pm on Saturday, September 12 and between 12noon and 5pm on Sunday, September 13.
Entry is free and there is free parking available in the village.
For further details visit: www.lapworthscarecrowfestival.co.uk, email [email protected] or follow the Festival on twitter @lapworthcrows or on Facebook.