Scarecrows return to Foxton as village festival feels the magic

Foxton Scarecrow Festival 2019: Joint winner 'The Stick Man' by Ruth Trinidad. Picture: Simon Buggey

Foxton Scarecrow Festival 2019: Joint winner 'The Stick Man' by Ruth Trinidad. Picture: Simon Buggey - Credit: Simon Buggey

Foxton Scarecrow Festival returned on Saturday as more than 50 scarecrows – from Harry Potter to Lady Macbeth – populated the village.

Foxton Scarecrow Festival 2019: The joint winner, 'Dog Walker', by the Elliott family. Picture: Simo

Foxton Scarecrow Festival 2019: The joint winner, 'Dog Walker', by the Elliott family. Picture: Simon Buggey - Credit: Simon Buggey

A variety of fictional favourites and famous faces brushed shoulders in the annual competition organised by St Laurence Church.

Harry Potter fans designed a number of 'scar-crows', including Harry himself disappearing onto Platform 9¾.

Paddington Bear, Willy Wonka, Fireman Sam and Spiderman could also be spotted in Foxton.

Fittingly, there was a strong environmental theme this year, with a display of Extinction Rebellion members protesting in support of the poor crows.

Foxton Scarecrow Festival 2019: Harry Potter. Picture: Simon Buggey

Foxton Scarecrow Festival 2019: Harry Potter. Picture: Simon Buggey - Credit: Simon Buggey


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Visitors were treated to bacon butties, soup and home-made cakes, with performances from Foxton Singers and Foxton School choir, who gave a rendition of 'Sing' by Gary Barlow.

In total, £1,300 was raised for St Laurence Church.

Foxton Scarecrow Festival 2019: Rock climber. Picture: Simon Buggey

Foxton Scarecrow Festival 2019: Rock climber. Picture: Simon Buggey - Credit: Simon Buggey

Foxton Scarecrow Festival 2019: Rector. Picture: Simon Buggey

Foxton Scarecrow Festival 2019: Rector. Picture: Simon Buggey - Credit: Simon Buggey

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