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Halesworth Scarecrow Festival set for triumphant return

PUBLISHED: 12:41 19 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:42 19 October 2018

Halesworth  scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Halesworth scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.

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A quiet market town will once again be overrun by a parade of ingenious and imaginative scarecrows.

Halesworth  scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.Halesworth scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.

This year’s Halesworth Scarecrow Festival will return on Saturday, October 20 and run until Saturday October 27.

Halesworth  scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.Halesworth scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.

The much loved event is now in its ninth year and is set to attract hundreds of people to the town during the half-term school holidays.

Halesworth  scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.Halesworth scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Last year more than 70 scarecrows were displayed by local businesses down the Thoroughfare, around Market Place and down to Angel Link.

Halesworth  scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.Halesworth scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Organiser Karen Prime hopes this year’s event will be “bigger and better” than ever before and added: “It’s a must do event for October half-term.”

Halesworth  scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.Halesworth scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.

As with previous festivals there will be a Treasure Trail for children - with shops and business around the town centre hiding letters in windows which make up the names of famous films.

Halesworth  scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.Halesworth scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Entry costs £1 and winners will could be in with a chance to turn on the town’s Christmas Lights and a £50 cash prize.

Halesworth  scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.Halesworth scarecrow trail 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher.


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