Village has plenty to crow about

Rennington Scarecrow Festival 2010.'Local rock band Crows Beet.
Rennington Scarecrow Festival 2010.'Local rock band Crows Beet.

IT’S August, and Rennington has something to crow about.

Because this Bank Holiday weekend, it’s time for the village’s annual scarecrow festival.

Virtually every house and cottage in Rennington will join in the fun, producing a scarecrow or five, with creations set to include characters from politics, history and books to topical films and TV series.

Apart from the scarecrows, there will be a sausage sizzle (with Turnbull’s local sausages), splat the rat, nail the bale and a traditional coconut shy, as well as a marquee with a great range of toys, arts and crafts to buy, together with traditional cakes, tray-bakes and refreshments.

Entry to the festival is free and so is parking on the village green.

Alternatively, Dreadnought Coaches will be running a service from Alnwick, on the hour, from 10am to 4pm.

A £1 donation will buy a Scarecrow Trail Quiz, based on the locations and the scarecrow characters depicted around the village.

This year’s event is raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance, the local Venture Scouts, the local branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and HospiceCare North Northumberland.

The festival runs from Saturday to Monday, 10am to 4.30pm daily.