Be scared... it’s the Rennington scarecrows!

THE Queen, Prince William, and even Posh and Becks were all spotted in a north Northumberland village over the bank holiday weekend.

Well, in scarecrow form at the very least.

Rennington Scarecrow Festival 2011.

Rennington Scarecrow Festival 2011.

Because for three days, Rennington was filled with an array of colourful characters during its annual scarecrow festival.

Other creations to grace this year’s event included the Duke of Edinburgh, Peppa Pig and Shrek, among others.

And the festival, which ran from Saturday to Monday, proved a success.

Event organiser, Anne Watson, said: “It went well and we have received positive feedback.

“Everybody enjoyed it and everyone in the village pulled together.

“It was a real community effort.”

Away from the scarecrows, there was plenty to keep the crowds entertained, including splat the rat, nail the bale, a sausage sizzle and a range of stalls.

The festival helps raise money for good causes, and the Great North Air Ambulance, the local Venture Scouts, the local branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, HospiceCare North Northumberland and the local village hall were this year’s beneficiaries.