Popular Wray scarecrow festival starts this week

Picture by Julian Brown for the LEP 03/05/2015

Stacey Slater with her scarecrow scene at the Wray scarecrow festival
Picture by Julian Brown for the LEP 03/05/2015 Stacey Slater with her scarecrow scene at the Wray scarecrow festival

Hundreds of families and visitors are expected to visit the village of Wray as the popular annual scarecrow festival begins.

The 10 day festival begins this weekend and there is plenty on offer for residents and those who are travelling further afield. Kicking off on Saturday April 23 is a 10k road race starting at the old Bobbin Mill on Harterbeck at 1.15pm. Registration and entries on the day is at The Institute, Main Street.

On Sunday April 24 there will be a car boot sale on the School Field from 8am-2pm. On Friday April 29 the Mayor of Lancaster Jon Barry will lead the Giant Scarecrow parade at Gars End (top end of Main Street) at 7pm through the village down to Bridge House Farm Tearooms where he will award prizes for the best scarecrows. There will be food, drinks, live music and fairground rides until 10.30pm.The hugely successful festival has a large number of elaborate and often topical scarecrows made by the local community on display throughout the village. More at www.wrayvillage.co.uk/scarecrows/Scarecrows2016.htm.