Fantastic turnout for the Scarecrow Festival (HD photo gallery)

Around 100 scarecrows adorned the roads of Chillerton and Gatcombe during half term, drawing Islanders and visitors to the villages once again.

Where's wally scarecrow

Judges for the Gatcombe and Chillerton Scarecrow Festival had a massive task on their hands this year as the Festival returned to the Island during half term.

They had to choose their favourites from around 100 scarecrows, all lovingly, humourously and artistically made by residents in the two villages.

There was a fantastic range of scarecrows to keep the visitors amused, with apparently over 700 people visiting the village hall for tea and (delicious) cake in the first three days.

Check out our HD gallery below of a small sample of the many scarecrows on display.

We can’t wait until next year.

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Prof Branestawn - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Viking - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Scary man in black - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
DJ - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
King John - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Buried - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Crowminator - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Gone Fishing - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Miss Piggy - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
On bike - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Dragon - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Rockers - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Status Crow - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Sumo - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Clown with text - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Bathing - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
and sheep dog - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Farmer - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Leg box - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Bill and Ben - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Where's Wally? - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
The real deal - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Scary fisherman - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Hedge-crow - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015
Flowerpot man - Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival 2015

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015 11:10am

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mike starke

This annual event just gets better and better. Chillerton folk should be proud of themselves for achieving that elusive bit of magic; making us all smile. Actually, I couldn’t help laughing out loud at a couple of the superb creations. Congratulations, Chillertonians.

dennisthegrockle
Can I, on behalf of my family and myself, say a big THANK YOU to all the folk who made these excellent scarecrows. We had a great time looking at them all and it did cause great amusement, especially the one looking like our son-in-law! So much to see and enjoy on the lovely Island and this was a great extra. Congratulations and thanks again, glad we… Read more »