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Rennington Scarecrow Festival

Gemma Hall finds out more about this fun bank holiday festival.

Written by Gemma Hall


scarecrow, Northumberland, UK by Gemma HallThe Rennington Scarecrow Festival occurs every August Bank Holiday weekend © Gemma Hall

Rennington (a village between Alnwick and Craster) goes a little bit bonkers during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Scarecrows are out in force in almost every garden. Elvis, Harry Potter, R2-D2, Little Bo Peep, Boris Johnson and Pippa Middleton have all made appearances in recent years. ‘It’s a great fun event for all, celebrating eccentric English village life at its daftest,’ say the organisers. Besides scarecrows, expect refreshments, cake stalls and games in and around the village hall and green.

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