Villages preparing for the annual invasion

by | 21 May 2019 | Community Event

The villages of Ranskill and Torworth are once again preparing for the annual invasion of scarecrows. The annual Ranskill and Torworth Village and Scarecrow Festival takes place over the weekend of 8th June in Ranskill and 9th June in Torworth, with around 100 scarecrows expected to be on display around the two villages. There is a full programme of events planned and entry is free on both days.

The scarecrows will, of course, be on display in both villages all weekend. You can join in the fun even if you don’t live in the villages. Festival organisers will arrange for anyone making a scarecrow to have it displayed in the villages.
As well as the scarecrows, there is a full weekend programme of events. In Ranskill on the Saturday, organisers have arranged a free bouncy castle, go karts, face painting and ports for children. Be entertained by Ranskill School Choir, Harworth Brass Band and the Ukulele Band. There will be a range of hot and cold refreshments including a barbecue and afternoon tea, tombola, craft stalls, decorate your bike competition, owls, zumba dancing, a martial arts demonstration, local puppet theatre and magic show, pony rides, flower and plant stall and village organisation stalls.
Torworth on the Sunday is famous for its strawberry cream teas and fun dog show. Free activities for the children include a bouncy castle, face painting and sports. There will be pony rides, have your photo taken with an owl and see nature safari, Harwortth Archery, climbing wall, and learn to save a live with the paramedics. Enter your dog into the fun dog show or get free dog behavioural advice. There will be displays by the Bawtry Youth Theatre Group, Retford Gymnastics Display Team, a beekeeper and the Salvation Army Band. Why not have a go at line dancing? Friends of Daneshill Lakes will be there together with a wide range of craft stalls.

There is a grand raffle with excellent prizes to be drawn in Torworth on Sunday and on the Sunday only you can ride on a ‘Red London Bus’ to see the scarecrows.

For further information about the Ranskill events contact Dot Perkins on 01777 817505, or for Torworth contact Hilary Skelton on 01777 818545. Follow the festival on Facebook and see a full programme of events.