EAST Lancashire is gearing up for another fun summer weekend with community events set to draw hundreds of revellers.

Among the attractions will be carnivals in Accrington and Bacup and Stacksteads, while Padiham on Parade takes place on both weekend days.

Three hundred classic cars are due to go on parade at the Burnley Classic Car Show at Towneley Park, while Waddington in the Ribble Valley is to stage a duck race and scarecrow festival.

Accrington Carnival, a biennial festival, is on Sunday, with the procession theme ‘the ages of Accrington’.

The future of the historic event was thrown into doubt in 2015 when the Accrington Lions announced they would no longer continue to organise it, citing a shortage of help. It was saved when a new committee was set up.

Committee member Gayle Knight said staging the carnival on a Sunday broke with tradition but organisers thought less traffic would be on the roads and more people would be able to attend.

Padiham on Parade will be a 1940s-style weekend, organised by a group of Armed Forces veterans. Last year’s event, the first, was a big success. A spokesman said all was set for another memorable weekend.

The car show in Burnley, organised by the Rotary Club and now in its 33rd year, is a family-friendly event on Sunday. Besides the vehicles there will be a small funfair for the children and access to Towneley Hall and the grounds.

Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival on Sunday will see a procession from Broadclough Mills, Burnley Road, Bacup and its arrival at Stubbylee Park will signal the start of events through to 4pm.

The Waddington event on Sunday takes place between noon and 4pm and will feature a rose queen procession, maypole dancing, live music and choirs and street entertainers.

A Met Office spokesman said Sunday was likely to be the better day of the weekend, with Saturday likely to be breezy.