14 August 2011
Last updated at 12:33
Hundreds of people attended the first day of the 18th annual scarecrow festival in Kettlewell, a small village in the Yorkshire Dales, to see residents' creations.
The wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, inspired this display.
During the festival the rural village comes to life with both traditional scarecrows and more modern takes, including parodies of current affairs and celebrities.
The event, which started in 1994, grows year by year and now attracts thousands of visitors over a nine-day period.
More than 100 scarecrows appear in gardens, open spaces, hidden corners and even on rooftops. This scarecrow, dressed as the fictional character Rapunzel, is sitting on the church tower.
The whole community pitches in to make the scarecrows, prepare and serve home-made produce to visitors and organise parking and traffic management.
Visitors are encouraged to explore by walking the “Scarecrow Trail”, identifying selected scarecrows and solving associated clues which, each year, are based on a different theme.
Money raised during the festival goes to the village school.
This year's festival runs until Sunday 21 August.
Each year the creations are judged and one is crowned festival winner. Pictures by Matthew Lloyd, Getty Images.