This Sunday – September 1 – sees the first Pudsey Scarecrow Festival with a full day of fun packed events from 10am until 6pm for all the family planned, writes Keely Bannister.
Pudsey Park will be the centre of activities with free entertainment from local bands playing live music and storytelling specialists The Rainbow Factory using creative theatre, crafts and games to delight children aged up to 10 years.
With more than 80 scarecrows made by charities, organisations, groups, schools, businesses and local residents to visit around the town, attendees are advised to purchase a trail map costing £1 from the official festival stall in the park.
If you need to re-charge along the trail, be sure to visit one of the pit stops kindly provided by the community where you can grab a drink and a biscuit.
Live music – with their performances made possible due to a donation from team members at Pudsey Allotments & Cottage Gardeners Association – will be provided by:
11:00 – 1130: Sophie, Tom and Luke
11:45 – 12:30: Phased Rotation
12:45 – 13:30: Celtic Cowboys
13:45 – 14:30: Marlos Prophecy
14:45 – 15:30: Amiche
15:45 – 16:30: Steve Swales
16:45 – 18:00: DJ Scott playing house music
Festival organisers are asking people to walk or travel on public transport into the town rather than driving, due to limited parking.
All money raised on the day will go to Pudsey in Bloom with the hardworking group also being invited to judge the top three scarecrows.
Pudsey’s Yorkshire produce and craft market will also be celebrating its one year anniversary on Sunday from 9am until 1pm at Pudsey Market Place, with scarecrows on display and an owl experience as well as stalls selling quality local goods.