FAMILIES will be on the hunt around Hollins this week at the first Hollins Scarecrow Festival.

Children are able to spot some of their film favourites and nursery rhyme characters around the village.

A total of 37 entrants have been busy creating their masterpieces in time for the competition, which runs between September 7-15.

Residents have praised the event, describing it as a "brilliant idea for the local community" and "a great idea for people to join in and have some fun."

Straw versions of Woody, Humpty Dumpty, the Minions, Stormtroopers and others have gone on display as part of the fundraising event, with proceeds going to Hollins Grundy Primary School.

The showpieces can be found at various locations in and around Croft Lane and Hollins Lane. A map has been produced to guide visitors around the festival.

A voting form has also been created for visitors to choose their favourite three scarecrows.

Maps and forms can be collected from Hollins Bush or Dooties.

Voting forms should be returned to Hollins Grundy Primary School, Hollins Bush or Dooties before Friday, September 13. Alternatively, they can be handed in before 2pm at the GO Wild fun day, which is taking place at Hollins Community Centre on Sunday, September 15.

Winners will be announced at the fun day, between 1pm-5pm, with prizes given for the best scarecrows.