HUNDREDS of visitors will descend on Keevil next weekend for the 11th annual village scarecrow trail.

Around 40 scarecrows will be on display on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, from 10am to 4pm, with the theme of Once Upon A Bookcase, based on books old and new.

The joint organisers of the Friends of Keevil School Scarecrow Trail are Kirsty Elford and Caroline Walden.

They are hoping to see more than 500 families visiting over the two days and hope to raise more than £10,000.

They said: “ It’s a great, fun, family event. There are great prizes to be won; most correct answers wins £100 cash and best scarecrow wins £50. A children’s trail will be available too with fabulous prizes so there’s something for everyone.”

To take part costs just £3 per entry sheet for the main trail, and £1.50 for the children’s trail. The trail is open from 10am-4pm over the weekend.

They added: “This year will see a bar, BBQ, tea and cakes, locally sourced ice-cream and other food stalls on sale in the school grounds, plus refreshments in the village hall. We’ll also have a tombola, raffle, stalls and games on offer throughout the weekend.”

The event is run entirely by volunteers and the money raised goes back to the school, with ten per cent of the profits going to local charities.

Charities supported in recent years have included the Keevil Community Shed team, St Leonard’s Church in the village, Cancer Research UK and Wiltshire Air Ambulance.