Have you seen the ex-STRAW-dinary Fleetwood Scarecrow Festival!
It last ran from 1 – 16 July 2017, which were the two weeks before Tram Sunday. watch this space for details of forthcoming events.
The organisers have a vision that Fleetwood will, in time, become well known for its annual Scarecrow Festival. For several years it’s taken place for the two weeks prior to Tram Sunday.
This Cod Army man is Steve and Tracey Penwarden’s entry for 2017!
It’s really simple to join in – all you have to do is make a scarecrow and display it outside your business or home (or in the window).
Let’s make Fleetwood Ex-STRAW-dinary!
Find out More
Fleetwood Scarecrow Festival on Facebook
Fleetwood Scarecrow Festival on Twitter @FWscarecrows
How to Make a Scarecrow
It is very simple to make a scarecrow. It can be made from a wide variety of materials. Let your imagination run riot, ones with humour work really well.
They do not need to be stuffed with straw, newspaper stuffed into plastic bags works well, as they don’t hold water, so rain is less of a problem.
They can be made from various shaped templates – from a simple cross to more intricate designs. Old unwanted clothes can be put to good use. You can keep your scarecrow for future years, but he may need a bit of a spruce up. Buckets filled with concrete (with the pole set in it) – can act as a sturdy base.
This is just a small selection of photos from past years to inspire you – see them all on the Fleetwood Scarecrow Festival Facebook page. Which is your favourite?
Fleet Farm on Rossall Lane
Green Giant at Freeport Fleetwood
Gypsy caravan and ponies at Fleet Farm
Pipe man at Builders Supplies
Lindsay Burrows decorator
Balfour Beatty Scarecrows building the Rossall Sea Defences
More about Fleetwood Scarecrow Festival
Fleetwood Scarecrow Festival started for the first time in the summer of 2014. It was originally intended to be something novel, fun and interesting to support the local business community. The idea was to get people into the town centre shops, as they completed the scarecrow hunt.
However, the people of Fleetwood were really inspired with the idea and it grew like topsy. In the two weeks of the event there literally were scarecrows all over the place, with upwards of 150 scarecrows popping up!
The display was boosted by the donation of a large number of exhibits from the Salisbury Woodlands Scarecrow Festival. Farmer Parr’s assumed it’s rightful place as scarecrow HQ!
WWI Mine Sweeper at Fleetwood Museum
Jain Dough’s entry
Jean Laithwaite’s Johnny Depp and Mermaid
Find out More
Have a look at the Visit Fleetwood website homepage for more of the latest updates.
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