2018-08-07: REAL CALENDAR GIRLS TO JUDGE KETTLEWELL SCARECROW FESTIVAL
On Saturday 11th August, three of the ‘real’ Calendar Girls will judge which scarecrows are the very best of this year’s annual Scarecrow Festival in Kettlewell, which runs from Saturday 11th to 19th August. It’s especially fitting that ‘Calendar Girls’ Angela Baker, Tricia Stewart and Christine Clancy will be judging the Festival as one of the themed scarecrow trails this year is ‘Movies’ and it’s twenty years since their film was such a massive hit.
The judges will certainly have their work cut out with so many scarecrows to choose from in every corner of Kettlewell, from the topical and comical, to major masterpieces with moving parts. Besides the movie-themed scarecrow trail for grown-ups, the fun themed trail for children is based on ‘Magical Stories’, with daily prize draws to win £10. Clue sheets for both trails around the village cost just £1 with all proceeds going to Kettlewell Primary School, the village hall, St Mary’s Church and other community projects.
Homemade cakes, sandwiches, soups and other refreshments will be served throughout the day, every day, in Kettlewell Village Hall, with all the profit making up a large part of the fundraising effort. There is also plenty of parking for the whole day for just £3, making Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival one of the best value, fun family days out of the summer holidays in Yorkshire and beyond. More information and pictures are available at www.kettlewellscarecrowfestival.co.uk and also www.facebook.com/kettlewellscarecrowfestival and https://twitter.com/Scarecrowsfest.
During Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival, an exhibition, ‘Twenty Years of the Calendar Girls’ will be taking place at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, until 30th September. On 16th August, Calendar Girls the Musical also begins a nationwide tour at Leeds Grand, with an award-winning score by Gary Barlow and five star reviews from its debut in London’s West End .
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