By Tristan Harris Thursday 03 October 2013 Updated: 05/10 00:52
THE ORGANISERS of the Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival say this year's could be the best one ever after more than 20,000 visitors descended on the village on Saturday and Sunday (September 28 and 29).
And, although they do not yet know how much has been raised from the event, they believe it will surpass last year's record-breaking tally of £30,000.
The theme for this year's festival was ‘What made Britain Great?’
The best scarecrow competition was won by the Bath Family in Church Road who created the Rolls Royce 'flying lady'.
In second place was Ellie Costello of High Street Belbroughton with Everything stops for Tea and third was Isambard Scarecrow Brunel by Tretts family, Queens Hill.
Highly commended ones included Shakespeare Crow - Romeo and Juliet by The Bailey family, High street, The Great British Nanny by Dianne Narbett, Church Hill, and The Great British Bake Off by Sam and Simon Benbow, Woodgate Way.
As well as the scarecrows, there was a variety of other activities, including zorbs, stunt motorbikes, live music, children’s karaoke, an aerobatic display from former RAF Tornado pilot Richard Goodwin and more.
Ian Pemberton, the chairman of Belbroughton Scarecrow Committee, said: "The good weather helped us with a truly excellent weekend.
"To be able to attract that many visitors is testament to the talents of our scarecrow builders and to have the weekend run that smoothly is a credit to the hard work of all of the helpers and volunteers, thank you to everyone.
"I hope to see you next year."
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