OLD-fashioned scarecrows, cowpat bingo, and traditional crafts will be among activities at a North Yorkshire village festival.

Linton-on-Ouse Festival takes place next month.

Village hall chairman Peter Watson said: "We want to make this event different from other, more commercial, fairs so we concentrate on having fun for the whole community.

"We might not always make as much money as we might, but for us it is important not only how much money you raise, but also how you raise it."

Traditional scarecrows on the theme of nursery rhymes will line the main street.

Festival organiser Jean Thompson said: "People put a lot of effort in, and sometimes they are more like models than scarecrows, so this year we want them a bit more old-fashioned.

"Everyone participating is from the village, be it the church, the gardening club, the sewers or crafts displays."

The festival will be held in and around Linton-on-Ouse Village Hall on Saturday, June 14, from 1.30pm.