Preparing for the annual Hilgay event. Picture: Tony Jones.

Exhibitors from near and far will be travelling to Hilgay for a bumper weekend event.

Organisers of the ninth annual Hilgay Vintage and Country Show hope to build on last year’s event, which saw £6,000 raised over the weekend.

This year’s show will be held on August 6 and 7 and promises to be packed with activities, stalls and displays.

“Most of the money goes towards the upkeep of All Saints’ Church in the village,” said organiser Peter Bates.

“But some of the money also goes on other things such as a Christmas party for the elderly.”

The traditional village show will feature a Spitfire flypast at 12.30pm on the Sunday.

Throughout the weekend vintage tractors, cars, lorries and motorcycles will be on display.

There will also be the usual stalls, rides and refreshments.

However, Mr Bates said he liked to add new attractions to the show.

He explained: “We’re having a silent auction where people can bring something along and bidders can put their name and number on a piece of card.

“We will then pick out the highest bidders on the Monday afterwards.”

He said there would also be an Antiques Roadshow-style area where people could bring along memorabilia and other old items to be valued.

The event, held at Downhall, Hilgay, will be open from 10am to 4pm on both days.

Entry fees are £4 for adults and children are free.