PREPARE for a bostin’ Black Country Day as one of the most popular events in the regional festival’s calendar returns on Saturday (July 14).

The OH Festival – this year under the theme ‘The Greatest Showman’ – brings a colourful parade, a host of live bands and acts and a fun fair to its usual base at Spring Meadow Social Club in Old Hill.

The event is free for all to enjoy with organisers promising the “biggest and best” OH Festival yet, as they mark their 10th annual event.

The parade – this year featuring a Royal Navy boat and the car from Ghostbusters – will start at 11.15am in Highgate Street, before moving on to Halesowen Road and finally dispersing at the festival site at Spring Meadow.

At the festival hub there will be lots of circus themes acts, including stilt walkers, all helping to raise money for the Salvation Army and the Royal British Legion.

Youngsters will also be able to enjoy a fun fair while there will be a more than 40 stalls selling a variety of items and live entertainment all afternoon, including performances from a samba band and an ABBA tribute act.

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For more information about the event call the organisers 07885 481687.

There’s also fun lined up at Sandwell libraries during Black Country Day.

Also on Saturday, Blackheath Library will hold a free ‘Black Country Aye We’ event from 10am until 4pm featuring music performances, yarn storming, cake decorating, writing, children’s activities and light refreshments.

While Cradley Heath Library is hosting a free ‘Black Country Family Hour’ from 11am until noon, with themed crafts and refreshments, decorate a cupcake and make a Black Country flag activities.

Councillor Steve Trow, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for culture and core council services, said: “It’s great to see Sandwell playing its part in the Black Country Festival and for our libraries to be putting on such an entertaining range of activities and events for everyone to enjoy.”