Shoving some straw in some knackered trousers and keks is old hat, compared to the weird and wonderful creations on show at the Mosley Common Scarecrow Festival.
Last year saw an elaborately decorated posse of scarecrow sculptures, including a pirate, burglar and even Eddie The Eagle dotted around a trail that takes in people's gardens and public spaces around Mosley Common village, near Worsley.
The trail starts at The Beehive Community Centre, from 10am, where an optional map of the exhibits and judging sheet can be bought for just £1. At the Centre there's also children's activities and a raffle taking place.
"You can spend a leisurely day following the scarecrow trail with lots of fantastic photo opportunities" state the organisers "And you might also like to visit our newly opened Colliery Copse nature trail and photograph our local wildlife..."
On the trail expect to see crafted scarecrows in the village people's gardens plus contributions this year also from Boothstown, Little Hulton, Astley, Tyldesley, Leigh and Radcliffe.
There was a promotional scarecrow placed at the junction of the East Lancs Road and Mosley Common Road pointing the way to the Festival but unfortunately it got nicked after only two days – the scarecrow police suspect the guilty looking straw man in the black and white top and swag bag that enhanced last year's trail...
Mosley Common Scarecrow Festival
Saturday 28th July from 10am to 4:30pm
Begins at The Beehive Community Centre
Lindale Road, Mosley Common M28 1BG
For further details also see the Facebook event page – click here