Paxfest & Fun Dog Show - Back to 1940's

Visit the Paxfest Facebook page here.

Saturday 11th July 2020
12 noon- 4.45pm
QEII Playing Field

Paxfest is the annual village fete which takes place on second Saturday in July.

Come along to a FREE afternoon of family fun.

Lots of stalls - BBQ, Salad Bar, Beer tent, refreshments, games, face painting, children's craft activities, Magic Shows, Connections Bus and musical entertainment and lots more.

This year's event will have a 'Back to 1940s' theme.

Stall bookings

The booking fees for stalls are £10 village commercial stall and £25 for a non village commercial. The booking fee is non refundable.

All commercial stallholders to provide their own gazebos, tables and chairs. In the event of bad weather the event will still go ahead and all entertainment will be in the village hall.

Please contact the Clerk for a booking form.

Fun Dog Show Classes 2020

The Fun Dog Show will start at 1pm. There will be a 30 min break in the Fun Dog Show at 3pm. There are 15 classes and a Championship Class.

Registration is on the day and is £1.50 per dog per class.
On the day there will be a dog measuring chart for Small, Medium and Large Dogs to help owners decide which class best suits their dogs. There will be a new class for tiny dogs.

There is no restriction on the number of classes a dog can enter. The winner of each class has entry to the Championship Class.

  1. Puppies under 1 year
  2. Best Tiny dog/bitch
  3. Best Small dog/bitch
  4. Best Medium size dog/bitch
  5. Best Large dog dog/bitch
  6. Gorgeous Oldie ( 7years +)
  7. Dog Agility
  8. Dog/Bitch with the waggiest tail
  9. Children's Handling
  10. Best paw shaker
  11. Most Awesome eyes
  12. Best 'Smiley' dog/bitch
  13. Quickest sausage catcher
  14. Quickest sit
  15. Best six legs
  16. Best in Show (winners of each class)

Musical Entertainment

12 noon - Cambridgeshire Caledonian Pipe Band - will parade into the central arena to open the event. The Band are back by popular demand having performed at Paxfest 2019. The Band have recently played at the Bremen Military Tattoo in Germany.

12.30pm - Little Paxton School Choir TBC

1.00pm - Porterhouse Jazz 6 - the Jazz band enjoys entertaining at Paxfest. Bowler hats, trombones and all that jazz. If you like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and music from the Forties- this is for you.

1.45pm - Royston Town Band- was formed in the mid 1800's and has played at many events in the area during three centuries.

2.30pm - Porterhouse Jazz 6

3.00pm - Tom Sings Swing - Tom Froggatt is a swing singer and his repertoire includes Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Junior and the Rat Pack. Paxfest 2020 is Tom's first Paxfest.

3.30pm - Royston Town Band

4.15pm - Porterhouse Jazz 6

4.45pm - Event finish

Other Attractions

Ark Farm

The Ark Farm is a mobile educational farm and will be bringing along Sheep (or lambs if available), pigs ( or piglets if available) , ducks, geese, chickens, a goat and a cow. Lots of hands on opportunities with two qualified adults

Donkey Rides

South East Donkeys will providing four beautiful donkeys for children to ride & pet. Age & height restrictions apply. Helmets provided.

Rides £1.00

Wildlife Mini Zoo

The Wildlife Mini Zoo is back by popular demand with Meekats, Snakes, Lizards, Spiders, Scorpions, Hissing cockroaches, Giant snail and other furries. Rabbits and guinea pigs will be there too. There will be an interactive area with hands on opportunities.


Hissing cockroaches

Show Competitions

Cake Competition

The adult's cake competition is to bake a Carrot Cake.

The children's competition is to bake a Tray Bake.

Competition rules
All cakes to be edible. No fresh cream to be used. Entry and payment on the day. Cakes to be delivered to Little Paxton Village Hall between 10.30m and 11.30am.

All competition cakes will be cut up and everyone offered a slice of cake.
Lots of great prizes including a cake shield trophy.

Entry Adults £1.00 Children 50p

Floral arrangement in a Teapot or Cup & Saucer Competition

This competition is open to adults & Children. Looking for beautiful flower arrangements. All displays to be delivered to Little Paxton Village Hall between 10.30m and 11.30am.

Entry Adults £1.00. Children 50p

Minature 1940's theme on a plate

This competition is open to adults & Children. Miniature 1940's theme on a plate. All entries to be delivered to Little Paxton Village Hall between 10.30m and 11.30am.

Entry Adults £1.00. Children 50p

1940's Fashion Competition

This competition is open to adults & children. Free entry.

Best 1940's Fashion- wear your best 1940's outfit. Prizes to be won. The class will be at 3.30pm in the main arenna.


Concerns have been raised regarding parking in the village hall car park on Paxfest day. Passes will now be issued for village hall car parking spaces with each pass having an allocated parking space- this will be mainly for entertainers and musicians for the event.

Stallholders will be issued with a field lay out prior to accessing the field to reduce traffic queues on the High Street. This will ensure a quicker access onto the field.

Stallholders will be issued with a pass to park on the QEII Playing field.

There will be NO public parking in the village hall car park.

The Paxfest Committee would like to encourage residents to leave their cars at home and walk/cycle or scoot to the event.

If you are visiting Little Paxton for Paxfest, please park on streets near the High Street (not on street corners).

Disabled Parking

The Rookery PE19 6QT & St.James Road PE19 6QW are ideal parking locations for disabled parking for Paxfest. There is a ramp at the The Rookery for easy access which leads to the QEII Playing Field.

Show Acknowledgements

Paxfest & Fun Dog Show would not be the success it is without the generous help of local businesses who donate competition prizes or provide grants to support some of the event attractions.

A BIG THANK You to the following businesses who have agreed to support Paxfest 2020:-

Arthur Ibbett Ltd- 2 x £25 Gift Vouchers
St. Neots Co-operative Funeralcare - Hamper
Gilberts Family Butcher- Sausages for the Best Sausage Catcher Dog Class
TL Cobbold – 3 x £10 Cineworld Vouchers
Tesco Stores plc St.Neots- 3 x £10 gift vouchers
Waitrose & Partners- Competition prize & dog show prize
Shakie Jakes- Chocolate prize
Hairology – Beauty Voucher
CHS Group- grant to support the Crafty Parties Face painter. All face painting in the village hall will be free.