Slideshow: Tadmarton scarecrows are having a festival all of their own

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-133934009
Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-133934009

A host of unique characters has popped up all over Tadmarton village.

The imaginative and colourful scarecrows are part of what has become an annual event to herald the arrival of a wonderful folk and jazz band called, appropriately, Scarecrow.

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134341009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134341009

The group played a hugely successful fundraising concert in St Nicholas Church in the village last year and to welcome it, villagers came up with a galaxy of 42 weird and wonderful creatures which adorned houses, hedges and verges.

Rev Ronald Hawkes said: “The band was brilliant last year and so we thought we’d do it all over again this year.

“My wife, Liz, and I were judges and will be judging again. We will give certificates to all entrants with comments about the outstanding features of each scarecrow.

“This year there is a scarecrow mowing the grass in the churchyard. He’s so lifelike I even said ‘good morning’ to it the other day. The residents have been very creative with their entries which are attracting visitors to the village.”

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134327009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134327009

The band plays on Saturday evening at the church at 7.30pm. Judging of the scarecrows will take place in the morning.

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134313009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134313009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134230009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134230009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134202009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134202009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134150009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134150009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134123009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134123009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134110009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134110009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134043009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134043009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134029009

Tadmarton Scarecrow Show 2016. NNL-161207-134029009