Upwey’s annual 'Big Affair' – the village’s fête – will be on the afternoon of Sunday, August 6 from 2pm to 6pm.

It will be held in the grounds of Upwey House, Church Street.

The annual event has been steadily growing since it restarted in 2021.

This year, as well as the usual traditional sideshows, such as the coconut shy, mini golf and welly wanging, there’ll be a bouncy castle and trampolines, alpacas, vintage vehicles, fire appliance and of course the fantastic children’s tug of war.

Food will be available – with pulled pork and Asian street food, as well as sticky delights such as ice creams, candy floss and donuts.

Musical entertainment is from Weymouth Concert Brass and local covers band The Katz.

There will be a range of interesting craft stalls, with preserves, jewellery, soaps, cosmetics, children’s books and many more.

The original Upwey “Big Affair” began after the Second World War to raise money for what is now the Memorial Hall.

In 1945 almost 5,000 people attended to see a range of displays and events. An astonished 13,000 crowd arrived the following year – which included a gymkhana, marching displays, music and fireworks.

The event is organised by the Upwey Society.

Tony King, Chairman of the society, said: “While we have no ambition to entertain the number that came in the 1940s, we’d love to see as many local people as possible for what will be a great family afternoon.

"We aren’t charging for entry, though donations will be welcome.”