Colourful characters fill the streets of Loddon and Chedgrave for annual scarecrow trail

Chris Turner, Stuart Harris, Ross Boakes and Lynda Collings from the Wards Butchers with their scare

Chris Turner, Stuart Harris, Ross Boakes and Lynda Collings from the Wards Butchers with their scarecrow entry at the Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Scarecrows of all shapes and sizes have descended on Loddon and Chedgrave filling the streets with colourful characters.

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The annual scarecrow festival, with the theme 'anything goes', launched on Monday and will culminate this weekend with a carnival procession from Chedgrave to Loddon as part of a day-long celebration with craft and food stalls, live music and games.

Residents, businesses and community groups were urged to use their imagination when creating scarecrows for this year's trail.

The entries include Snoopy, a robber, Humpty Dumpty, children from the 1st Loddon Beavers and a new addition to the Ward Butchers team.

Prizes will be awarded for the best scarecrow and runner up, with visitors encouraged to vote for their favourites.

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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The carnival parade will start at 1.30pm on Sunday, and will include the Phoenix Marching Band.

The procession will start in Chedgrave and make its way through Loddon, ending at the Jubilee Hall playing fields where entertainment will continue until 6pm.

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Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Loddon 2017 Scarecrow festival. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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