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INTERVIEWS and PHOTOS: Thousands enjoy packed Wray Fair finale to Scarecrow Festival

Beyond Bear had fun meeting everyone at Wray Fair

Thousands turned out on Bank Holiday Monday for Wray Fair featuring Beyond Radio - the finale of the annual scarecrow festival.

The field in Wray was teeming with people enjoying the sights and sounds of the traditional climax to the village's celebration of scarecrows.

Beyond Radio was proud to be there with our Roadshow hosted by Greg Lambert with Chris Brookbanks, Duncan Moore, Sam Cragg, Vanessa Ramsden, Roy Ward, Luke Edmondson and of course, Beyond Bear.

There were plenty of stalls, games and activities for people to enjoy.

Drumming band Samba Espirito performed through the village and on the field, and led a drumming workshop, joined by our Sam!

Vikings from the Croix du Nord also took part in a thrilling battle re-enactment, and set up their mini village on the field so visitors could have a taste of viking life.

There was also a dog agility display, live music in the village on the Melodrome stage, the annual Great Ball Race along the river, a dunking stool provided by the Vale o' Lune Young Farmers Club (pictured below) and much more.

The crowds of visitors also got to see dozens of scarecrows, made by villagers and displayed outside their houses, this year on the theme of sci-fi.

Read more: 'Out of this world' winners announced at Wray Scarecrow Festival - Beyond Radio

Simon Carruthers, from the organising team, said: "It's all put on my volunteers and it's all to raise money for charity, and it's a great event.

"(There are) thousands, we've filled more car park fields than we've ever done before. We think it might be a record year.

"There are some works of art (among the scarecrows). You can put something out and it's fun, entertainment for everybody."

Wray Scarecrow Festival has been going for 30 years and Simon said Wray has "an amazing community spirit".

LISTEN to our interview with Simon Carruthers (pictured below with Beyond Radio's Greg Lambert)

Vanessa Ramsden also spoke to some of the stallholders, visitors and performers at Wray Fair.

LISTEN to Karen Dickinson from Samba Espirito

LISTEN to Osric the Viking!

LISTEN to Tom from Vale o' Lune Young Farmers Club

Here are more photos from our day at Wray Fair. You can see more at the Beyond Radio Facebook page.

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