A crowd of more than 700 headed out into the sunshine on Sunday for the Wereham Village Fair to help raise more than £1,000 for the campaign for a new village hall.
The whole community rallied round to help run stalls and provide entertainment from displaying vintage cars and tractors to taking part in the dog show.
Jacqueline Butcher, of the Friends of Wereham, said: “It was like a real big family event, with plenty for the kids to do and you could even bring the dog along.
“It was brilliant. A really good day for everyone and we had a really positive response. The weather was unbelievable and it was busy all day.”
There was plenty to keep families entertained with a bouncy castle, tombola, raffle, live music by Crackletube and displays by the Kingfisher Model Boat Club from Sutton Bridge.
Mrs Butcher said: “The dog show was absolutely packed and we had eight different classes. The band were excellent.”
The fair was organised by the Friends of Wereham Village Hall, who are in the process of applying for Lottery funding, to raise money for the campaign to get a replacement village hall.
Mrs Butcher said: “We have a village hall but it’s an old World War I wooden shed which had been put on the green and bricked around – but we know it’s not going to last.
“We’re in stage one of applying for Lottery funding but it takes so long to fill out the forms so we are doing all we can to prove we deserve the funding in the meantime.”
She added: “It’s really brought the community together because we are starting to do more at the village hall. We hold bingo, bowls and a cafe there. It’s all really positive and it helps to bring the kids together with the older people who live in the village.”
The village hall was registered as a charity six months ago, and the £1,005 raised at the event will go into the pot for future work.