Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival 2011
I mentioned in my previous article, about our journey to the Yorkshire Dales, that our route passed through the village of Kettlewell. As we approached the village there was a higher level of traffic congestion than we expected. As we passed over the bridge over the River Wharfe to enter the village the sign above gave the answer to our speculations as to the cause of the slow moving traffic.
Not having the time on Saturday to stop and view the festivities we decided to return Sunday the final day of the event. We remembered that we had seen an article on a past BBC Country File about the annual Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival when the residents make their many excellent creations and then display them throughout the streets, gardens, and nooks and crannies of the village.
Natalie and I had an enjoyable afternoon strolling along the viewing trail through the entire village. The many photographs I have taken of the creations we saw can be viewed here.