2016 Competitions

Strawberry jam

Still time to buy your strawberries and make jam. Bring your jar of jam to the QPARA  Competitions tent by the cafe for 1pm. Judging at 2pm.

Judge: Patricia Herbig from the Well Preserved – jam maker.


Carrot cake

Bake your carrot cake ( any recipe) at home. No going to Marks and Spencer and passing it off as your own as in Calendar Girls!! Bring your carrot cake to the QPARA  Competitions tent by the cafe for 1pm. Judging at 2pm.

Judge Sophie Gray from Crazy Baker on the Harrow Road.

First prize: Family meal at Shish Mangal in Chamberlayne Road

Junior baking

For bakers up to the age of 13

Bring your FLAPJACKS to the QPARA competition tent by the cafe for 1pm.



Wooden Spoon

Bring your decorated wooden spoon to the QPARA competition tent by the cafe for 1pm. Judging at 2pm

Buy a wooden spoon or find a clean one in the drawer and get the children to use their imagination and transform the spoon into something/ someone else!

Childrens’ own work only please.

Judge: Amanda Riley from the Fashion Factory

Prizes donated by Queen’s Park Books


Edible Vehicle

Prizes kindly donated by Ted’s Veg and Perry Court Farm at the Farmers’ Market.

Search the fridge/cupboard/larder and find some vegetables or other food and make them into any kind of vehicle you can think of. Might be a good idea to do a drawing or a plan of you vehicle on paper before you start so you have some idea what you are aiming to create,.

Children’s work only please.

Judge:Anthony Lysycia, sculptor and artist.



Dog Show

Have fun with your dog this Queen’s Park Day!

Dress your dog up in some doggie clothes ( you could even make your own) and enter the Dog Fancy Dress Competition.

Or enter the Best Junior Handler Competition.

And /or enter the seven legged race. How does that work I hear you say?

Four dog’s legs plus two children with two legs tied together equals three legs.  Four legs plus three legs = seven legs. Then all seven legs run to the finishing line together! Great fun.

Please register in advance at Queen’s Park Vets in Lonsdale Road or All Pets at Sidmouth Parade.

There is a £1 entry fee per dog for each event.

In the main arena from 12 noon.

Judges ; Tom Senior and Paul Bulmer