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Take a break at this year's Scarecrow Festival

Mon 8 Apr 2013

Take a break at this year's Scarecrow Festival

The annual Gatcombe and Chillerton Scarecrow Festival is set to take place again this year and promises to be a great attraction for all the family to get involved with.

Running from May 25th to June 2nd, the annual showpiece is sure to be a spectacle that visitors will not want to miss, as participants enter hundreds of scarecrows each year - with many based on wacky and unique themes.

The event is free to head along to and guests will be able to enjoy a range of refreshments, including a hot cup of tea and slice of delicious cake.

Last year's entrants including Fantastic Mr Fox and Toy Story's Woody, as well as a host of other odd characters and creations.

Open daily from 09:00 to 17:00 BST throughout the villages of Gatcombe and Chillerton, donations towards the upkeep of the local village hall are also welcomed, although not mandatory, as the locals put on the show each year simply for the delight of doing so.

It is a show that is suitable for all ages and even provides toilets and wheel chair access at the village hall. It promises to a fun-packed day out and will surely be a memory to treasure for visitors to the island next month and beyond.

Meanwhile, people planning an Isle of Wight getaway in the coming weeks might also like to check out the annual Newport Jazz Weekend, which will be held from July 19th to 21st and see some of the biggest names in UK jazz taking to the stage.

This year's performers are set to include vocalist Zoe Francis and guitarist Martin Taylor, as well as an array of other top artists at venues across Newport.

Admission to the live shows will cost from £10, but it is sure to be money well spent for fans of jazz.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801568101-ADNFCR

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