No scaring off the competition at show

Scarecrow festival, dog show and produce show at North Kyme. David Machin with his scarecrow and air ambulance.
Scarecrow festival, dog show and produce show at North Kyme. David Machin with his scarecrow and air ambulance.

There was some serious competition at this year’s summer show in North Kyme.

The annual Scarecrow building contest was a big hit with David Machin scooping first place for his replica of a Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance - complete with Scarecrow paramedic.

Scarecrow festival, dog show and produce show at North Kyme. Caroline Midgley and Lily Midgley 5 of South Kyme.

Scarecrow festival, dog show and produce show at North Kyme. Caroline Midgley and Lily Midgley 5 of South Kyme.

Village Hall Chairman Geoff Panton, who was involved in organising the event, said: “He’d been working on the design since just after Christmas. We had some great entries with the Plough Inn coming second and a Dalek coming third.”

The village show has been running for around 15 years and also featured about 200 exhibits of crafts, flower arrangements and produce - plus a fun dog show where titles included ‘Best Sausage Catcher’ and ‘Waggiest Tail.’

Mr Panton added: “The general report is that the show was a great success.

“We raised about £800 which will go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the village hall. The idea is that the show brings the community together.”

Scarecrow festival, dog show and produce show at North Kyme. Dog show judge, Gay Tunnicliffe (right) with Hannah Cusack of Ruskington and dog Magic.

Scarecrow festival, dog show and produce show at North Kyme. Dog show judge, Gay Tunnicliffe (right) with Hannah Cusack of Ruskington and dog Magic.

The village hall was opened in 2013, costing just short of £200,000, built with fundraising and grants.

Scarecrow festival, dog show and produce show at North Kyme. Cameron Johnson of Billinghay with his dog Jago Johnson.

Scarecrow festival, dog show and produce show at North Kyme. Cameron Johnson of Billinghay with his dog Jago Johnson.

Scarecrow festival, dog show and produce show at North Kyme. Chrissy Bougourd with her dog Gable.

Scarecrow festival, dog show and produce show at North Kyme. Chrissy Bougourd with her dog Gable.