Video: Underwood Scarecrow Festival 2013

AT first glance the village of Underwood seemed to have been invaded by some rather strange looking beings over the weekend.

But on closer inspection it became clear that it was simply some of the weird, wacky and amusing entries for its annual scarecrow festival.

Underwood Scarecrow Festival 2013. Pictured are Cynthia Finking and Charis Porter, eight G130427-9b

Underwood Scarecrow Festival 2013. Pictured are Cynthia Finking and Charis Porter, eight G130427-9b

Dozens of scarecrows of all shapes and sizes could be spotted in gardens around the village, with visitors calling at St Michael’s Church to buy a map and quiz sheet so they could take part in the activities as they walked around admiring residents’ hard work.

There was also a children’s mini scarecrow game around the church.

Penny Fell, one of the organisers, said: “It was brilliant! Loads of people joined in and the church was buzzing as people came in to buy a map, quiz, children’s quiz or to enjoy home made cake, coffee or have a burger from the bbq.

“We were busy all weekend and it was great to see everyone. Our scarecrow builders are so imaginative and our refreshment, cake makers and barbecue helpers are mega!”

The public could vote for the best scarecrows and the winners were the Elephant and Castle, The Great Underwood Children’s Bake Off and Britain’s Got Talent.