THE village of Kington Langley was buzzing over the weekend as scores of visitors came from far and wide to follow the family-orientated scarecrow trail on Saturday and Sunday (June 18 and 19).

This year’s festival theme is “Royal Scarecrows” to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

2022 is Kington Langley Scarecrow Festival’s 20th event and this year the organisers were raising money for the local Rainbow Trust, after choosing the charity as the recipient of its Elizabeth Coles Award.

Created to honour the founder of the festival, this award gives 25 percent of the funds raised to the chosen charity.

The event was officially launched by Wiltshire’s Lord Lieutenant Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton on Saturday, with more than 50 different scarecrows around the village on display.

Festival goers were also able to enjoy acoustic sets by local bands, stalls and circus skills workshops, as well as enjoy BBQs, cream teams, beers, cider and Pimms.

There was even a ‘scrapheap challenge’ competition for visitors to make their own scarecrows.

The top three winners to receive the People’s Choice award voted for by visitors were: 1 Aragorn, King of Gondor; 2 Neptune; 3 King Boo.