PEWSEY Scarecrow Trail was visited by over 1000 people this weekend as crowds took to the streets to enjoy the summer bank holiday fun.

Starting at the Coopers Arms pub on Ball Road, the trail led them past 46 scarecrows that were entered into the competition to be named best scarecrow.

The winner of the adult entry will be announced on September 24 at the carnival closing ceremony.

Among the entrants were scarecrow versions of Al Murray the pub landlord, Del Boy from Only Fools and Horses and Gordon Ramsey.

The results will be determined by a public vote, as people on the trail were asked to pick their favourite entry from the many TV characters. This is the second year that the scarecrow trail has taken place, and organisers have already begun to start planning next year’s event.

With a theme of TV characters, famous faces in their stuffed forms began popping up throughout the village over the bank holiday weekend.

Pewsey Carnival chair and scarecrow trail organiser Carol Parsons said: “We couldn’t have asked for better weather, we nearly drank Pewsey out of water it was so hot!

“The church was really kind and put on refreshments half way round the trail so that was very kind of them and greatly appreciated.

“What was great about this year was the number of groups and organisations that got involved. The quality of the scarecrows was up on last year and the number of them too.”

This year children were also tasked with finding their favourite TV characters on the way around the trail including the likes of plasticine favourite Wallace from Wallace and Gromit and Danger Mouse.

The total raised is yet to be confirmed but organisers revealed that the figure had smashed last year’s funds raised, with all proceeds contributing to the Pewsey Carnival fund.

With her sights set on next year’s scarecrow trail, Mrs Parsons revealed that the theme would be something connected to the music world.