York villages host scarecrow festivals

Olivia, eight, hugs her scarecrow, Merida The Brave, in Haxby

Caitlin and Amelia with their entry into the scarecrow festival at Haxby

David and Valerie Train with their Railway Children themed display at Dunnington

David Findlay with Nessie his entry into the Haxby Scarecrow Festival

Victor and Judith Nield with their Tour de France display in Dunnington.

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YORK villagers said “hay there” to visitors flocking to two scarecrow festivals which will continue to welcome the crowds today.

A three-day event was hosted by Haxby and Wigginton while Dunnington aimed to rival the creations over a similar period between Friday and Monday.

Haxby Methodist Church’s 8th Scarecrow Festival was supporting Martin House Children’s Hospice “Good Night’s Sleep Appeal” and also local charities.

More than 150 scarecrows were featured and organisers laid out five trails of varying lengths, together with quiz sheets.

Today refreshments and light lunches will be available in the church hall until 5pm. Scarecrows will remain in place until about 6pm.

Dunnington’s event was in aid of schoolboy Oscar Hughes who has experienced an aggressive relapse following a brain tumour last year.

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