Ex-straw-dinary festival returns for 5th year

Now in its 5th Year, the Wilmslow Rotary Scarecrow Festival continues to be a great attraction to all who visit the town during the 14-day event.

With just short of 200 Scarecrows on view last year, the general public will once again find a variety of wonderful and wacky creations sat in shop doorways, hanging from window ledges and hiding round corners - all guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone's face.

Once again there are competitions for the best business/organisation scarecrows and the best school scarecrows which will be on display in Hoopers' windows.

The 2015 Wilmslow Rotary Scarecrow Festival will take place from June 20th to July 4th and one of the highlights will be the big, bold and boisterous Scarecrow Parades which will travel through the town centre on Saturday June 27th at 11am and 2pm. This year the 12ft Rotary Scarecrows, Rosie and Robin, will be joined by the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Pipe Band.

The popular Scarecrow Treasure Hunt is also taking place where parents and children can have lots of fun seeking out clues to win some great prizes.

Geoff Shelmerdine, organiser of the event with members of Rotary Wilmslow Dean said "I am always amazed at the creativity and imagination put into the construction of our scarecrows and the materials used. A great deal of thought goes into each and every one resulting in smiles of appreciation from visitors to the town during the Scarecrow Festival. And now that the general public have started to enter the Competition, scarecrows a popping up in front gardens all of Wilmslow.

"This is a Win, Win attraction for all, businesses benefit from the increased footfall in the town and the bonus for Rotary Wilmslow Dean is that all of the monies generated from Scarecrow entry fees are used for local charities supported by Rotary."

Competition forms for entrants are available now from Wheeldon Opticians, 11 Hawthorn Lane.

Click here to view our gallery of scarecrows from last year's festival.

Wilmslow Dean Rotary Club, Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival