Scarecrow making competition at College of West Anglia - part of Open Farm Sunday (From Smallholder)
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Scarecrow making competition at College of West Anglia - part of Open Farm Sunday
8:19pm Friday 15th June 2012 in News
THERE might be a few sights to scare you at an open day at the Cambridge campus of the College of West Anglia at Milton on Sunday (June 17).
For a scarecrow-making competition has been arranged for the young and not-so-young at the farm and campus open day.
The Cambridge Campus is throwing its doors open the general public. The event is part of the national Open Farm Sunday campaign which seeks to offer free family entertainment to increase the knowledge and familiarity of farm activity. The campus has taken this to the next level and opened up its animal care, horticulture and equine facilities with a large range of interactive activities such as animal handling, tractor rides and horse demonstrations to name but a few. One new event this year is the scarecrow competition, when those taking part will need to build it in advance and take it in on the day. The scarecrow competition is free entry and open to all. The theme is ‘Food and Farming’ and will be judged at 1pm on Sunday.
First prize in each category is a model Fendt tractor donated by TNS at Littleport. There will be rosettes for first to fifth place in each category.
The first category is for under 16s (little fingers may need some help) and the second category is for over 16s.
Take your scarecrows in between 10am and 12 midday on Sunday. Scarecrows have to be removed by 2pm.