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Paxfest & Fun Dog Show - Saturday 9th July 2022
The event theme is 'A Traditional Village Fete'
12 noon - 4.45pm

Summer fete sign with bunting

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

Come along to a FREE afternoon of family fun.
QEII Playing Field/Village Hall, Little Paxton

FREE ADMISSION

Lots of stalls - BBQ, Beer tent, refreshments, games, face painting, children's craft activities, Magic Shows, Fun Dog Show, Musical entertainment and lots more.

Stall bookings

Crockery smashing stall

The booking fees for stalls are £10 village commercial stall and £25 for a non village commercial. The booking fee is non refundable and will be invoiced after 1st April 2022.

If the event is cancelled due to COVID regulations, booking fees will be refunded.

Preschool stall

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.

There is no booking fee for Village groups, Clubs & Organisations.

Please contact the Clerk for a booking form.

Fun Dog Show Classes 2022

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 Tiny, Small, Medium and Large Dogs to help owners decide which class best suits their 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.

Best in Show 2021
  1. Puppies under 1 year - Sponsored by The Kitchen Magician Ltd
  2. Best Tiny dog/bitch - Sponsored by Bees Dance Academy
  3. Best Small dog/bitch - Sponsored by The Kitchen Magician Ltd
  4. Best Medium size dog/bitch- Sponsored Quality Beauty by Tiana
  5. Best Large dog dog/bitch - Sponsored by Hire or Buy Group Ltd
  6. Gorgeous Oldie ( 7years +)- Sponsored by Geli Marshall Hair
  7. Dog Agility- Sponsored St Neots Pressure Washing
  8. Dog/Bitch with the waggiest tail - Sponsored by The Anchor Pub & Restaurant
  9. Children's Handling- Sponsored by Binney & Sims Design Ltd
  10. Best paw shaker - Sponsored by JP Building Ltd
  11. Most Awesome eyes - Sponsored by Pampurred Paws
  12. Best 'Smiley' dog/bitch - Sponsored by Pampurred Paws
  13. Quickest sausage catcher - Sponsored by Mortgage Advice Bureau, Yorkshire Building Society
  14. Quickest sit- Sponsored by Beacon Wealth Management Ltd
  15. Best six legs - Sponsored by Beacon Wealth Management Ltd
  16. Best in Show (winners of each class) - Sponsored by IBEX Camping
Rosettes

Musical Entertainment

Bedford Pipe Band
Rapunzel

12 noon - Bedford Pipe Band will parade into the central arena to open the event. The skirl of the bagpipes will be heard by everyone.

12.30pm -12.45pm - Dewey School of Dance

12.45pm- 1.00pm - Clickity Clack Parties -meet Rapunzel

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.

Cottenham Brass Band

1.45pm - Cottenham Brass Band has played at many events in the local area.

2.30pm - Porterhouse Jazz 6

3.00pm - Tom Sings Swing

3.30pm - Cottenham Brass Band

4.15pm - Porterhouse Jazz 6

4.45pm - Event finish

Porterhouse Jazz 6

Other Attractions

Model Train Rides

Royston & District Model Engineering Society will be setting up their fabulous model steam train rides with 140 feet of track.

Donkey Rides

Kelly's Donkeys will providing four beautiful donkeys for children to ride & pet. Age & height restrictions apply. Helmets provided.

Rides £1.00

They will also be providing a mobile arm with shetland pony, goat, donkey & sheep.

Donkey
Goats at the petting farm

CAR PARKING 2022

No waiting traffic cone

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.

Paxfest 2022 Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following businesses who have kindly provided generous sponsorship & prizes for Paxfest

The Cambridgeshire Housing Society- to provide free face painting
Arthur Ibbett Ltd- fun dog show prizes
Tesco Stores plc- fun dog show prizes
The Co-operative Funeral Care, St Neots- fun dog show prizes- Doggy Hamper
The Rainbow Co-operative Food Store- fun dog show prizes
The Kitchen Magician- fun dog show prizes
St Neots Cakes- Prize for Best in Show
Gilbert's Family Butchers- Sausages
Rather Gifted St Neots – fun dog show prizes
The Kingfisher Funerals Community Charity- £250 donation to support The Connections Youth Bus.