Carnival Sunday

Carnival Sunday is as big and as entertaining as the day before, it really is a non-stop weekend!

Entry onto the field on Sunday is FREE!

Car Boot

One of Carnival Sunday’s highlights is Newport Pagnell’s biggest annual car boot sale.

We are now attracting the largest number of car booters in the area. Pitch costs are just £6 per car or £10 per van and entry for all visitors is FREE.

Arrival time is between 10:00 – 11am – at Riverside Meadow (via Dove Gate). Get there early to get the best spot!

*This map is for traders only – parking for visitors can be found here*

Carnival Sunday

Classic And Vintage Car Parade & Show

The stunning Vintage and Classic Car Rally and Show takes place on Carnival Sunday and 2020 will be its 33rd year!

Enjoy the cavalcade of vehicles through the town and then marvel at their beauty and talk to their owners on Riverside Meadow afterward.

The parade follows our Saturday parade route, leaving Blakelands at 12 noon, the wonderful array of vehicles will cruise down Brickhill St. V10, Wolverton Rd, the High St, St. John St, Tickford St, past Aston Martin Lagonda and then take a right turn into Severn Drive and onto Riverside Meadow.

Lot’s of the cars then come on to the field and display their vehicles so come along and admire the wonderful display, chat with the owners and, if you ask nicely enough, have your photos taken.

If you’re interested in taking part or know someone who might, then please keep an eye out here for an entry form.

The Duck Race – Proudly Sponsored By Specsavers

Carnival Sunday boasts not one but two duck races and the best part is that anyone can take part:

Big Ducks

Exactly what it says on the…tin: Big rubber ducks, racing down the river – who wouldn’t want to take part! Your duck is delivered to you prior to the big event so that you can train hard and make sure that the look the part.

With prizes for fastest duck and best dressed, competition is fierce, fiery and frankly something you do not want to miss out on.

We welcome entries from groups, businesses, clubs, charities and…who are we kidding, you don’t need an excuse to enter. It’s an excellent way to have fun, promotion and a big duck.   Plus, you get to keep your decorated duck to congratulate, display and train for next year!

To take part please complete an entry form here as soon as they are available.

Baby Ducks

After the Big Ducks have done their thing, we launch 2,000 baby ducks down the river and award cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place!

Proudly sponsored by Specsavers, tickets, which only cost £1, are available from committee members throughout May and June 2021 and all Carnival weekend. If you would like more information please  contact us.

Hula Dog Show

The HULA Dog Show Is Taking Place Again This Year And We Can’t Wait To See All Your Gorgeous Pooches!


We are delighted to have HULA Animal Rescue back to join us on Carnival Sunday with their amazing partners (National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) Tyco’s Treats and All-dis Pet Malarkey).

Classes are only £1.50 to enter and prizes are awarded for 1st – 4th place.

11.30 Registration Opens

Categories and timings approximate timings!):
12.30pm – Waggiest Tail
12.45pm – Appealing Eyes
1.00pm – Handsome Hound
1.15pm – Finest Golden Oldie (7 years and over)
1.30pm – Prettiest Female Pooch
1.45pm – Best Rescue
2.00pm – The dog the Judges would most like to take home
2.15pm – BEST IN SHOW!

HULA has helped thousands of animals over the past 44 years and the key to that continued success is the generous fundraising of the local community.

All proceeds from the Dog Show go straight to HULA so whether you have a lady, or a tramp…all entries are welcome and hugely appreciated.

Please keep in mind the dog show is part of a larger event so there will be loud music, crowds and lots going on!  Please ensure your dog is comfortable in this environment.  We also ask you bring your poop bags, and use them!

We will have water bowls on site on Sunday but can’t guarantee how many or how full they will be throughout the day so you may want to bring your own as well.

To find out more about HULA and the work they do, please visit  or email Jade and Rosemary at

The Music Stage

The Sunset Lounge continue to showcase musical talent on the music stage on Sunday so gran a bite to eat, a little beverage and have a seat on a hay bale or one of our picnic benches! Sit back, relax and enjoy!