Peter Jennings will be on hand to welcome visitors to the Hurst Show and Country Fair on Saturday, having run P&D Jennings Butchers in Ward Cross for more than 30 years.
The 82-year-old, whose son David has now taken over the business, has been working flat out with staff to produce 1,300 burgers and 900 sausages for the two-day show.
New features at the annual event, held off Orchard Road, Hurst, include a classic car display and dog show.
There will also be tug of war competitions, ferret racing, farm animals, owls, Morris dancing, swing boats and lots of games including penalty shoot-outs.
The show is open from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday in School Road, Hurst.
Tickets are £3 for adults and £1 for teenagers, while children and OAPs get in for free.
For information, visit www.hurstshow.org.uk