Over 130 wonderful straw creations brought lots of colour and fun to Handforth over the Easter weekend for their first ever Scarecrow Festival.
Local resident resident Janine Murphy, with the assistance of Julie Smith, organised the fun event which was supported by residents, businesses and community groups across Handforth.
The weird and wonderful creations were on display in windows, gardens and streets for families to enjoy.
Janine Murphy said "The festival was fantastic - there was a real buzz around the village the whole weekend and luckily we had the weather on our side too! I would like to thank each & every person made the weekend and Handforth's first ever scarecrow festival a resounding success; all of the homes, businesses and community groups that entered, the local businesses and groups/associations that donated cash, prizes and eggs, the judges, the photographer, the local press that provided coverage and every person that came to visit the scarecrows."
1st - Humpty Dumpty
2nd - Mad Hatters Tea Party
3rd - Hook & Peter Pan Pirate Ship
4th - Racing horse jumping over a hedge
1st - Rick Green Cycles
2nd - Shentons Farm Shop
3rd - East Cheshire Hospice Shop
4th - The Beauty Spa
1st - Handforth Youth Centre
2nd - Gwyneth Morley Court
3rd - St Mary's Brownies & Guides Group
4th - Time Out Group
There was also an additional category of 'best road' added last minute due to the sheer effort and amazing scarecrows on Hurlbote Close.
Photos credit @handforth Pics.