Straw movie stars are coming to town at Kirkhamgate festival

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Kirkhamgate village will be filled with straw-stuffed film characters and movie scene settings this weekend when the annual scarecrow festival returns.

People can vote for their favourite scarecrows at this year’s ‘film’ themed event with the creators of first, second and third place receiving a cash prize.

Scarecrows will be on show from 11am until 4pm tomorrow and Sunday.

Trail maps can be picked up from Lindale Church or Kirkhamgate Village Hall.

Scarecrows will also line the streets of Ossett next weekend in a ‘world in motion’ themed festival as part of the food and craft fair in the town centre.

Children at Gawthorpe Community Academy have been creating their scarecrows to be displayed at the event, including athletic Olympic legends.

They will be on display on Saturday, September 27, from 10am until 4pm.

The winning scarecrow will receive Building Ossett Better vouchers to spend in the town.

To register, email