Following on from my last post, while we were in Settle having lunch on our day out, we came across a number of flowerpot characters...
...we didn't know what they were all about at first but we soon discovered a sign taped to a lamppost. The Settle Flowerpot Festival. If I'd known about this before our trip I'd have devoted more time to it, I do enjoy a trail to follow.
Here are a selection of a few flowerpot characters that I snapped.
Some are better than others.
I've seen scarecrow trails before but never a flowerpot festival.
I think it's brilliant when a community comes together to put on this type of event.
There's some really creative people out there.
They were all over the town.
This one was in the car park and I think it was my favourite from the ones I took photos of.
Settle Flowerpot Festival runs throughout July and August, the last day being Sunday the 5th of September 2021. There are over 150 flowerpot creations on display throughout the town, three different flowerpot trails and a quiz available.
Kettlewell is another Dales village. It usually put on a scarecrow festival in August but it's unfortunately cancelled this year, as it was last year, because of coronavirus. If you'd like to see some scarecrows from years past you can take a look at my Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival and More From Kettlewell posts from back in 2014. We've visited this festival quite a few times.
There's always something new to see or do each time we visit the Yorkshire Dales, no wonder we return again and again.