Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

121110225.jpg
121110228.jpg
121110239.jpg
121110244.jpg
121110245.jpg

Tha’s nowt so queer as folk is a phrase beloved of people from Yorkshire. And they should know, for daft behaviour seems to fondly reside in the area commonly known as God’s own county by its inhabitants.

Take the village of Kettlewell for instance. For nine days every August this picturesque hamlet is transformed into a light-hearted spooksville as it hosts its annual Scarecrow Festival.

Around 100 scarecrows – ranging from the traditional to topical parodies (we particularly like the Rebekah Brooks monstrosity) – are dotted all around the village located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales near to Skipton.

Initiated in 1994, the event raises funds for local establishments and draws in intrigued visitors from far and wide. This year’s festival runs until 21 August.

Bonkers, utterly bonkers.

(Images: Getty)

Related

Untitled.png

The world's 10 craziest pizzas

crash2.png

VIDEO: The weirdest motorbike crash in history

BowieCrosby.jpg

Strangest Duets

Comments

More

This thought-provoking letter on the Manchester bombing is going viral

"Forty-eight hours ago Salman Abedi tried to kill my daughter"

by Dave Fawbert
26 May 2017

Katie Hopkins has left LBC and the station's hosts are, well, guess

And she's outta there

26 May 2017

Here's a list of the crazy things British people would do for money

Would you sell an organ for £100,000?

by Gary Ogden
26 May 2017

Teacher gives pupil an award for "Most Likely To Be A Terrorist"

100% unbelievable, yet true

by Gary Ogden
26 May 2017

George R. R. Martin looks like hipster Jon Snow int his #TBT photo

Before winter was even cool

by Matt Tate
26 May 2017

Bald men rejoice! Scientists have finally found out why we go bald

Everything we ever dreamed of

by Gary Ogden
26 May 2017

Lack of sleep can literally make your brain eat itself

Sweet dreams everyone

by Dave Fawbert
26 May 2017

Mexican politician roasted for his ridiculous campaign hashtag

WE NEED A HASHTAG, QUICK!

by Gary Ogden
26 May 2017

How to contact the police when you're too scared to speak out loud

Spread the word

by Alex Finnis
26 May 2017

Walkers just found out why you should never, ever trust social media

Gary Lineker's been in some interesting company

by Alex Finnis
26 May 2017