Little Paxton Parish Council

Serving the people of Little Paxton

Village Sign

Clerk: Mrs Jenny Gellatly
11 Hayling Avenue, Little
Paxton, St. Neots
Cambridgeshire PE19 6HG

Paxfest & Fun Dog Show And other Animals

Visit the Paxfest Facebook page here.

Saturday 13th July 2019
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, Beer tent, refreshments, games, face painting, children's craft activities, Magic Shows, Connections Bus and musical entertainment and lots more.

And other Animals?

Wildlife Mini Zoo


Hissing cockroaches

It will be animals galore with the Wildlife Mini Zoo 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.

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

Mikes Donkeys will provide two beautful donkeys for children to ride. Age & height restrictions apply. Helmets provided.

Rides 50p

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 2019

The Fun Dog Show will start at 1pm. There will be a 30 min break in the Fun Dog Show at 3pm. There are over 10 new classes for the dog show - time for a change so its out with the old and in with the new.

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 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 - Sponsored by The Anchor
  2. Best Handbag dog/bitch - Sponsored by Brick Frog Ltd
  3. Best Small dog/bitch
  4. Best Medium size dog/bitch - Sponsored by Ashfords Pet Services
  5. Best Large dog dog/bitch - Sponsored by Your Dog's Life
  6. Gorgeous Oldie ( 7years +) - Sponsored by Ibex Camping
  7. Dog Agility- Sponsored by Pampurred Paws
  8. Dog/Bitch with the waggiest tail - Sponsored by Elite Warm Roofs Ltd
  9. Dog with a disability- Sponsored by Pampurred Paws
  10. Best paw shaker - Sponsored by Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services
  11. Most Awesome eyes -Sponso red by Ibex Camping
  12. Best 'Smiley' dog/bitch - Sponsored by Osborne Appointments St Neots
  13. Quickest sausage catcher - Sponsored by Hire or Buy Group Ltd
  14. Quickest sit- Sponsored by Pampurred Paws
  15. Best six legs - Sponsored by Ashfords Pet Services
  16. Best in Show (winners of each class) - Sponsored by Elite Warm Roofs Ltd

Musical Entertainment

12 noon - Cambridgeshire Caledonian Pipe Band

12.30pm - Little Paxton School Choir

1.00pm - Porterhouse Jazz 6

1.45pm - Royston Town Band

3.00pm - Cambridgeshire Caledonian Pipe Band

3.30pm - Royston Town Band

4.15pm - Porterhouse Jazz 6

4.45pm - Event finish

Show Competitions

Cake Competitions 2019

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

The children's competition is to bake & decorate cup cakes (minimum 6) - no theme.

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

Handicraft- I made that!

New for Paxfest 2019 is a 'Handicraft competition'- any form of art or craft with an animal theme. Crafts can include paintings, a model, embroidery, pottery, picture, cuddly toy...

Entry on the day Adults £1.00 . Children 50p Great prizes.

Competition rules - Must be home made.

Crafts to be delivered to Little Paxton Village Hall between 10.30m and 11.30am.

Little Paxton Rocks 2019

Childrens' competition to decorate a rock with an animal theme. Three age groups -

Age group 1 - School year Foundation, Yr 1, Yr 2

Age group 2 - School year Yr 3 & Yr 4

Age group 3 - School year Yr 5 & Yr 6

Free entry. Rocks to be delivered to the Village Hall on Paxfest day by 12 noon.


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).

Paxfest 2019 Acknowledgements

Paxfest is organised by Little Paxton Parish Council and the Council wishes to thank all following organisations who have provided donations and prizes to make the event successful.

Arthur Ibbett Ltd- £50 gift voucher for the Fun Dog Show

CHS Group - £184.25 donation for the face painter. All face painting in the village hall will be free.

The Co-op, Little Paxton- £250 donation to support the mini zoo.

G.Webb Haulage Ltd- £200 donation to support Fun Dog Show

Tesco Stores plc, St.Neots - £20 gift voucher for show competitions

Chorus Homes- £250 to support the Connections Youth Bus

Shakie Jakes- Chocolate hamper

Elsie Mae's Electric Lounge - Afternoon tea gift voucher

Osborne Appointments Ltd- Competition prizes for dog show & 1st prize cup cake competition

Co-operative Funeral Care, St Neots- Food hamper Cake competition 1st prize

Waitrose St. Neots- Food hamper- Cake competition