A Fright of Scarecrows at the Darling Fest 2017

The Scarecrows have come out in their droves (or should that be frights or flights ?) for the Darling Fest. The village is alive with inventive, comical, colourful and ingenious scarecrows. Darling has risen to the occasion again.

Wiki defines “Scarecrows as a decoy or mannequin, often in the shape of a human. Humanoid scarecrows are usually dressed in old clothes and placed in open fields to discourage birds such as crows or sparrows from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops. They are used across the world and are a notable symbol of farms and the countryside in popular culture. They are very useful for farmers.”

Here in Darling on the Cape West Cost we define scarecrows as fun, an opportunity for residents to be inventive and to get together.

And, oh, by the way, the crows have left town, scared.

At the opening Darling Fest show ‘Darling All Stars’ on Friday evening, Lance, Darling’s multi talented singer and comedian, coined the phrase –

“Welcome everybody, it’s a big hay (hey) from Darling”

Darling Scarecrows

seperator line

the party has started
the party’s started

For more info about the Darling Fest events here is the – Schedule of Events.

Some of Darling’s darling scarecrows to whet your appetite.

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Peter Hall

Peter Hall – born in Belfast (N.Ireland). Supports the Blitzbokke and Sheffield Wednesday (who?). Part-time blogger or geek, part-time scribbler, reluctant part-time gout sufferer and occasional curmudgeon. Proud father of talented daughter (triathlete) and son (musician) who live in Australia.

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