The twelfth annual Sawtry Carnival will take place in the village on Saturday.

The event starts at midday with a parade that will leave from Sawtry Village Academy and will be led by the carnival queen and her two princesses.

Carnival courts from other towns will also join the parade, as well as representatives from schools and nurseries who have all been asked to wear bright clothing.

Visitors to the event will be able to browse more than 70 stalls featuring businesses, charities and fundraising groups and there will be a selection of food and a licenced bar. There will be entertainment in the main arena all day and this includes children’s rides and games, a choir and drama group, country dancing and zumba and the band Man Alive will close the event at 5pm.

The grand prize draw will be drawn at 4pm in the main arena and prizes will be awarded for parade and stall entrants.

Sawtry Carnival chairman Julia Keightly said: “Our main aim is to create an event for the whole community, involving as many Sawtry residents and groups but also with an organisedand professional feel.”