AN army of volunteers is hard at work.
And the challenge is to make sure Saturday's Emley Show is another success. Early forecasts say the weather will be fine with sunny spells.
Thousands of people are expected to flock to the showground at Low Fields, off Litherop Lane, for the 87th event organised by the Emley Show Society.
Show officials and volunteers have been at work on the showground for days.
They are roping off arenas for the numerous attractions, which include hundreds of classes for horses, cattle, goats, rabbits, poultry and other livestock and also erecting marquees for the many classes.
There will be other attractions, including a mounted fancy dress competition, a display by One Man and His Dog TV star James Gill and a the Essex Dog Display team.
Further entertainment includes ferret racing, Punch and Judy shows, children's rides and music from Emley Brass Band and the Bourbon Street Roof Raisers Jazz Band.
There will also be numerous trade stands and stalls.
The show starts at 9am and runs into the evening. Tickets cost £6 (adults), £3 (senior citizens) and £2 (children).