Entries have flooded in for this year’s Scarecrow Festival in Battle and the Balmy Army marches from 5 – 25 July.
Over 60 entries have come in so far. They’re up by 20% on last year, so the odds are looking good on lots of scary crow stuff in this quirky annual battle. ‘Market Day’ is the theme for the 2010 event.
There’s stiff competition. Not only is Battle’s Farmers’ Market joining the fray so are staff from the local Battle Observer. The combination of pens and mucky stuff could be hilarious.
And don’t miss the scarecrows on display at the market on 17th July!
Materials will be available for up to 100 families to put in a scarecrow entry for a special one day display on Saturday 17th July at Almonry Gardens.
From 5th – 25th July, the scarecrows will be standing around the town centre and a number of local businesses are expected to show their own scarecrows in shop windows.
A guide to the trail will be available from Battle Tourist Information Centre, Battle Library, Battle Museum and participating High Street businesses.
Don’t miss the chance to come and vote for your favourite scarecrow.
All proceeds from the festival will be divided between St Michael’s Hospice and Beautiful Battle.
Best known for its unique place in English history, Battle’s a mine of little gems and quirky facts.
- Did you know that Guy Fawkes sourced his gunpowder from the town’s powder mills?
- Battle Museum of Local History has the oldest Guy Fawkes effigy in the world and the only weapon to be recovered from the 1066 battlefield, just at the top of the High Street.
- The Almonry Gardens, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street, are a beautiful oasis of tranquillity.
- Yesterday’s World has a fabulous collection of James Bond memorabilia, enough to thrill any 007 collector.
- Alternatively, dine out for under £11 at Noble’s Restaurant (Michelin Guide 2009) and then pop into Battle Abbey to see the spot where Harold is said to have fallen?
The Scarecrow Festival makes a great excuse for all the family to enjoy an entertaining day out in Battle.
Festival sponsors are: Wheel Farm Business Park, Westfield, Foye Estates & Tiger Tees, Farrago and Verdant.