Sunbury’s traditional, old-fashioned community fair is back for its 42nd year – and it’s going to be bigger and better than before.

SunFest will take over the town on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, offering free entertainment and fun.

Run entirely by volunteers, the event has previously brought together up to 30,000 people as it supports a number of local charities and causes.

SunFest vice president Natalie Harrison said the committee had prepared a “bigger and more exciting” fair for 2018.

Ms Harrison said she was excited to announce a torchlight parade would be returning after years of absence.

“The torchlight parade is back,” she said. “We will have the CFA and other emergency service volunteers marching along O’Shanassy Street and finishing on the Village Green at dusk on Saturday night.”

The organisers have also brought back the SunFest RunFest.

“We are raising money for Challenge – supporting kids with Cancer and CareWorks SunRanges supporting those during difficult times,” Ms Harrison said. “There is a two-kilometre colour run for the kids and five-kilometre and 10 kilometre events.”

For information visit www.SunFest.org.au