TWO events which see whole villages come together will return this weekend.

All of the traditional attractions are set to return to the Wylam and Catton Summer Fairs, a key date in both village’s calendars.

In Catton, people will gather on the village green on Saturday from 1pm, with events including a WI-hosted afternoon tea taking place inside the hall.

Fair-goers will be entertained with children’s sports and games, a barbecue, ice creams, a toddler’s soft play area and a tombola and raffle.

Visitors will also be able to browse various stalls selling plants, cakes and books, with all proceeds from the fair going to Catton Village Hall.

In fact, all proceeds raised at the fair will support Catton Village Hall, a well-used community resource.

Village hall committee member, Hilary Nunn, said: “We’re looking for as much help from the community to help us achieve our goal of improving the facilities at the hall.”

In Wylam, the village’s Jubilee Field is expected to be flooded with activities and attractions for the occasion, with money going towards Wylam Community Playing Fields and other local organisations and charities.

Scottish dancing, village choir the Wylam Singers and Tyne Valley Voices and the Prudhoe Community band will all be on hand throughout the day providing entertainment.

For the adventurous, there will be live wrestling throughout the day. There’s also an opportunity to take part in egg-hoying and welly-wanging.

Last year, more than 2,000 people were estimated to have flocked to the event, which hosted a tug-of-war competition.