PEOPLE countywide are preparing for the fifth annual Somerset Day over the weekend of May 11 with events from craft fairs to food fairs, tea parties to cider and cheese tastings.

Last year saw more than 200 events and organisers are expecting even more this time around - why not let everyone know what you're planning on the Somerset Day website?

Somerset Day founder Nigel Muers-Raby said: "The excitement is building to this year’s Somerset Day. Based on the success of 2018, we know that this year will be bigger and even better.

"We're hoping everyone in the county uses Somerset Day as a chance to come together and celebrate all that’s great about Somerset."

Here are some of the events planned:

*St Margaret’s Hospice, Bishop's Hull, is serving tea, coffee and homemade cakes on Friday, May 10, from 1pm to 3pm.

*The Pride of Somerset Youth Awards at Bridgwater and Taunton College, in Taunton, on Friday, May 10, 7pm to 10pm.

*Bishops Lydeard will be yarnbombed for the whole of May on the theme Around the World in 80 Days.

*A Made Made in Somerset craft fair takes at the ACEarts Gallery and The Parish Rooms in Somerton, on May 4 from 10am to 4pm, with 35 designer-makers and artisan-producers.

*Free to attend Eat:Taunton on Saturday, May 11, 10am to 5pm in Hammet Street.

*Ilminster Town Crier competition on Saturday, May 11, from 10.30am to 2pm, with a parade along East Street to Market Square.

*The Albion Quartet performing at Hestercombe Gardens on May 11, between 2pm and 4pm.

*The Centre for Young Musicians Taunton offering a tour of the centre and a soloists’ concert at Richard Huish College, on May 11.

*Live music from The Mangled Wurzels at the Railway Inn, Sandford, on May 11, from noon to 6pm, with dancing and entertainment from Mendip Morris, tractors, cider and cheese.