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Muston gears up for 2018 Scarecrow Festival

Many scarecrows will pop up throughout the village of Muston, near Filey, later this
month, when the village’s annual internationally-acclaimed scarecrow festival gets

The festival, which will take place between Saturday 28 July and Sunday 5 August,
attracts thousands of people from throughout the UK and overseas. This year, organisers
are hoping villagers will be inspired by the Royal Wedding, 100 years anniversary of the
RAF, President Trump’s visit and even Brexit.

Scarecrows are placed all around the village on pavements and roofs, in gardens and
hedges and on open spaces such as the village green and grass verges. Visitors might
meet nursery rhyme figures, Halloween characters and even Riverdance on the village

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At last year’s festival, visitors came face to face with a whole cast of scarecrow characters, including Poldark and Peppa Pig.

The scarecrows can be viewed each day of the festival from 9am until 9pm apart from
the last day on Sunday 5 August when it will close at 5pm.

Cllr Godfrey Allanson, one of the organisers of the festival and Chairman of the Muston
Millennium Committee said:

“We always know when the scarecrow festival is just around the corner when we see
exceptional levels of activity in the village as the community works hard to prepare to
welcome thousands of visitors. The villagers are also busy behind closed doors working
on their show-stopping scarecrows, keeping their plans secret right up until the last

Visitors to the festival can enter a competition to guess the first, second and third placed
scarecrows, with the nearest correct answer to the judges’ decision also winning a cash

More information about the festival can be found at
or The Official Muston Scarecrow Festival Facebook page.
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