Historical events theme to annual village Scarecrow Trail!
If you happen to be walking around one particular Lincolnshire village this weekend, be sure to have a look in the front gardens. You may well find some famous looking visitors lurking as part of a regular two-day festival of fun for the entire family. The popular Bracebridge Heath Scarecrow Trail is back with a vengeance and now in its seventh year. Organised by the village Events Group, residents are asked to create their own scarecrows and display them in their front gardens as part of a treasure hunt with a twist.
Every year the trail has a specific theme - this year’s being historical
events – and group member Bob said that as in other years, it’s always
a great opportunity to bring the whole community together.
“A trail map is available that shows where the scarecrows can be found, and people can do it on foot, on their bikes, or even in their cars at their own pace,” said Bob.
“Refreshment are available along the way and there’s also a quiz with a question based on each scarecrow. A prize is awarded to the first correct quiz sheet out of the postbox on the Sunday night.”
By popular request the event is being held over two days again this year, to allow families more time to get around the village and the route will also feature a number of yard sales, similar to last year.
The Scarecrow Trail takes place over the weekend of 23 and 24 September. Maps costs £1 and can be purchased from the village Co-op from 9am on the Saturday.
Quiz sheets need to be returned to box in the Co-op by 8pm on the Sunday.