A POPULAR annual country show is set to return this year on Father’s Day.

The Blackwater Country Show in Heybridge will be on June 17 from 10am to 5pm.

The event is at Chigborough Road and will feature more than 20 attractions.

The entertainment and displays will be taking place in the Main Ring.

There will be various marquees to browse the gifts, homewares, and food and produce stalls.

In the field sports area, visitors can try clay shooting and archery.

The lake nearby holds a host of water-based activities including canoeing, kayaking and fly-fishing.

Finally, dogs are welcome and there is a Novelty Dog Show, agility course and a flyball challenge.

Proceeds will go to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance as well as to a chosen club, charity or group in the area.

Pre-booked ticket prices are reduced and can be bought from the Maldon or Burnham tourist information centres and Point Graphics in Maldon High Street.

Discounted tickets are £8 for adults, £3.50 for children under 16, and £20 for a family of two adults and two children.

There will be free parking for the event.

For more go to www.blackwatercountryshow.co.uk.