Scarecrow Festival

Two Burnley villages are set to host their inaugural Scarecrow Festival at the end of April.

The Friends of Worsthorne & Hurstwood are inviting local residents to enter the free event with their most imaginative creations based on film and television over the weekend from Friday 28th April.

Louise Darcy, chair of the friends, said: “We are really excited about our first ever festival. Hopefully the scarecrow trail will encourage people to visit our lovely area and help the local businesses as well as raising funds for the community.”

A recent competition to design the poster for the event was won by Worsthorne Primary School class four student, Freya Fenwick, aged nine.

“We loved Freya’s picture; they were all fantastic but sadly we could only choose one. Thanks to all the kids who entered.”

Worsthorne Brewing Company will be sponsoring the event. Owner Michael Whittaker said: “I hope we see some weird and wonderful figures around the villages. They should create quite a spectacle.”

For more information or if you wish to take part then send your name, address and the name of your scarecrow display to before 30th March in order for it to appear in the trail map; which will be available at the village shop. A prize will be awarded for the one voted the best.

Refreshments will be available at St. John’s church on Saturday and from Worsthorne reading rooms on Sunday and both days at Hurstwood church.

Louise added: “We hope it will be a lot of fun for the whole community to get involved in.”