It's not every day you see Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally outside The Flower Shop in Wick Village, Littlehampton! Although it's not surprising really, locals in this Sussex village fondly call it "The Small Village With A Big Smile".
While drinking tea and eating cake, Worzel and Aunt Sally, entertained people and even posed for selfies before officially launching the Wick Village Scarecrow Festival. Organised by the Wick Village Traders Association and supported by the Wick Information Centre the free event was a great success.
Scott Ramsey, Marketing & Social Media Manager for the WVTA, said "We've been planning this event for ages and it's even better then we had expected. We wanted to put on a family friendly event at the end of Summer, just before the kids go back to school and it's been great. The Wick Village Information Centre volunteers have worked very hard getting everything ready, and helped by the traders we have 24 scarecrows on display over nine days throughout the village. People are already asking if we will be doing this again next year and if so can they take part. If we all work together, I don't see why not as it would be great to see even more scarecrows in 2019. Everyone has had so much fun."
This year's Scarecrow festival was held from the 25th August to the 4th September 2018. Stay tuned for news about next years event and if you would like to join in please contact us and let us know.