Thousands are expected to attend Harpenden's annual Discovery Day on the Common next month.

The town's common is expected to be a hive of activity on Saturday, June 14 from 10am to 4pm.

The annual event has been running since 2009 when the town council worked with a variety of organisations to provide a welcome introduction to the Common.

The Town Mayor, Mary Maynard, said: "Discovery Day is one of the highlights of the Town calendar, with around 4,000 people attending every year. "People are very enthusiastic about the event, saying what a great day out it is. Many people are involved in making the day a success, including exhibitors, a wide range of local organisations, volunteers and town councillors and town council staff.

"I am sure it will be as popular as ever this year, and look forward to seeing you there.'

In the past, the Discovery Day has seen sheep shearing, a dog and duck show, ferret racing, archery, welly wanging, chainsaw sculpturing, birds of prey displays, country fayre stalls; such as hand crafted walking sticks and willow baskets.

The council will once again hosting a fun dog show this year with the following classes:

- Most handsome dog

- Prettiest bitch

- Young handler (under 16's)

- Waggiest tail

- Scruffiest dog