May Fair and Dog Show – 4 May

Join the Friends on Monday 4 May for our marvellous May Fair and Dog Show. We’re making this free event bigger and better than ever, once again featuring Donna Maria’s Maypole Extravaganza. We’ll have a feast of food and drink on offer, plus craft stalls, bouncy castles and face painting, all 12-5pm. Come and visit the Friends’ tent for Pimms and lemonade!

4th May is Star Wars day (May the fourth be with you) so we’re inviting adults and children alike to dress up. There will be prizes for the best Star Wars-inspired outfits.

Back by popular demand is our fun dog show. There will also be flyball throughout the day for dogs and owners to have a go.

This year’s dog show categories are:

  1. Best junior handler
  2. Best trick
  3. Most radiant rescue dog
  4. Best paw shake
  5. Most like owner
  6. Cutest little dog (dogs under 12 inches/30cm high)
  7. Most handsome big dog (dogs over 12 inches/30 cm high)
  8. Most perfect pair (dogs do not need to be the same breed – the judges are looking for pairs that just work well together)
  9. Best dressed (Star Wars theme)

Category winners will all be entered for the Best in Stow finale.

You can register on the day (midday-1pm only), or in advance via email by sending the following information to

  • Name, breed and age of dog
  • Your name
  • The category/categories you’d like to enter

Entry is £1 per category (payable on the day on non refundable). We’ll process applications on a first come, first served basis and, depending on demand, may have to limit entries to popular categories.

Join the Friends!

Join the Friends of Lloyd Park and support our fantastic free events in the park. For only £10, you can join up on our website, or come to the Friends’ tent on Monday – we’ll have free Pimms for all our members.