Bumper crop of scarecrows for East Budleigh’s annual festival
- Credit: Archant
This year’s scarecrow festival in East Budleigh provided reminders of the village’s link to Sir Walter Raleigh who died 400 years ago.
The life and times of Sir Walter are being remembered this year to mark the anniversary, and residents in East Budleigh have used their annual scarecrow celebration to remind people where he was born.
There were also plenty of other ‘comical and amusing’ effigies for visitors to see over the two-day event.
Record numbers entered a duck race in the village brook and families also brought out their proud pooches for a dog show.
Visitors were able to admire classic cars and bikes on the vicarage green.
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An exhibition of buttons, animal skulls, arts and crafts was held in the church hall.
The bell tower was also open to visitors.
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The organising committee thanked everyone who made scarecrows and those who attended the event, as well as the businesses that gave their support.