Scarecrows set out their stalls

The 8th Martham Scarecrow Festival.May 2015Picture: James Bass

The 8th Martham Scarecrow Festival.May 2015Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

For the ninth year Martham Scarecrow Festival is preparing to explode into a colourful – and sometimes bizarre – spectacle.

And villagers continue to provide creations which amaze and astound the visitors who make Martham a destination every May.

This year's festival, which also includes a garage and garden sale, is on May 1 and 2, and visitors won't be able to get lost as a map is provided to show the locations and details of where scarecrows, yarn bombing, garden.garage sales and other attractions are located.

Organisers and villagers will be able to point people in the right direction too.

Last year the event raised £1,700 which went towards buying Christmas Lights for trees on the village green.

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There will also be quality books, CDs, DVDs, clothes and bric a brac as well as a treasure hunt and a lucky square raffle among others.

A miniature garden designed by villagers is on show at Cornerstone Baptist Church; there is a flower festival and refreshments in the Methodist Church, and an art exhibition in St Mary's Church.

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It's all going on at Martham bank holiday Sunday and Monday.

Parking will be available on the sites of the primary school and playing field and the event, which is being supported by Martham Parish Council will be raising money to help buy new seats for the village green by the pond.

The festival opens from 10am to 5pm.

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