CROWDS will fill the grounds of Thomas Hassall Anglican College for the Southwest Festival this Saturday.
This year, the free event has more rides and entertainment.
There will be a variety of entertainment for people of all ages including amusements and pony rides, a vintage car show, silent auctions, performances by singers and dancers and many stalls and exhibits. There will be an assortment of cultural foods on the day including Turkish, Mexican and Italian.
Organiser and president of the Parents and Friends Association, George Khoury, said it was one of the school's biggest events.
"It's a fantastic day with a real buzz," he said. "There's a lot of excitement from the kids, especially from going on all the rides.
"I think it's one of the larger privately organised events in the south-west and the Liverpool area — one of the biggest festivals of it's kind."
He said the festival was an important day for the community to get involved with each other and do some fund-raising for the Parents and Friends Association.
"It's a really great way for the school to interact with the community and for people to interact with each other in a spring fair festival environment," he said.
"We're all bogged down with technology and smart phones these days and this festival takes you back to when you can mix and mingle with one another, like a spring fair," he said.
The Southwest Festival and Open Day is in Thomas Hassall Anglican College school grounds at Middleton Grange from 9am to 3pm on Saturday.