The ‘Gallybaggers’ are making their triumphant return for this year’s edition of the Chillerton and Gatcombe Scarecrow Festival – and they look as creative as ever!

Here, we have photos of some of the many offerings that will be on display from today (Saturday) to June 1.

Around 100 scarecrows — known colloquially across the Isle of Wight as gallybaggers — will be on show for the award-winning festival.

It's the largest scarecrow festival on the south coast, with thousands coming to visit the two villages over the half-term break.

Organised by the Chillerton and Gatcombe Community Association, around 50 volunteers all pull together to make the event a biannual success.

The scarecrows can be found throughout the village, in front gardens and decorating local buildings.

Festival proceeds will go to local causes, as well as to charities including Sight for Wight, and scarecrow maps will be available from the Village Hall and Gallybagger Inn.

Aunt Sally’s Tearoom will be open each day for a cup o’ tea an’ a slice o’ cake, from 11am to 4pm.

The Gallybagger Inn will also open on Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26, and Saturday, June 1, from midday to 4pm, with live music each day.

It will also be open in the evening, from 7pm, on both Saturday, Monday, Thursday (Folk night) and Friday (Bingo), with live music on the Saturday evening.