If it's not broken... Don't fix it!

After such a successful return of Paignton Festival Royalty, and the unbelievable dedication from our Royalty, and the support of their parents the Management Team have made the decision that we are going to keep the same Royalty for 2020! Their hard work did not go un noticed, and we are excited for what they are bringing to the table for 2020...

Paignton Festival Royalty...

NEW FOR 2019! After careful consideration Paignton Festival made the decision to bring back the Miss Torbay Competition under a whole new lease of life. We rebranded it to Paignton Festival Royalty. And after the Competition this year find below your Paignton Festival Royalty 2019!

Left to Right
Ruby = Attendant, Isoabel = Attendant, Trinity = Queen, Sebastian = Prince, Arabella = Attendant

If you would like the Paignton Festival Royalty to attend an opening of your events, please email chairman@paigntonfestival.com. Applications must be made at least 8 weeks in advance and you will be liable for covering travel expenses.

Miss Torbay Competition Postponed for 2017

After many years of running the Miss Torbay competition Paignton Festival formerly Torbay carnival committee, have made the reluctant decision not to run the competition for 2017. But it will return in 2018 as Miss Torbay or Miss Paignton, only if enough interest is shown in January 2018.


The reason not to run this year is because the drop-in number of contestants, as in 2009 we had 25 enter and 18 contestants for the final night but in the last few years the numbers have been as low as 3 on finals night. The role of Miss Torbay involves attending 12 other town carnivals opening and appearance at over 100 events in Torbay to crowning the Denbury May Queen and King and can be very time consuming for the royalty to. their chaperones with more than 1000 + voluntary hours every year for all involved and cost of running Miss Torbay with very few sponsors is over £2.000.00 a year with cost of float storage, dresses, prize money. But all is not lost as our float will attend other towns as a youth dance troupe float still promoting Torbay. There will still be a presence of former Miss Torbay's at events like Torbay Hockey Tournament, Denbury May Fayre, Pedal Car Grand Prix, and other traditional events they have attended, but we will not take on any new events for 2017.


Thank you for your ongoing support,

Michael Bailey ( Chairman ) and the Paignton Festival Team.



Miss Torbay: Charlotte Peace

Lady In Waiting: Jasmin Symons


Miss Torbay: Eleanor Hannaford

Lady In Waiting: Skye Goodland


Miss Torbay: Alex Farwell

Lady In Waiting: Amy Conway

Lady In Waiting: Sarah Ogbourne


Miss Torbay: Robyn Thomas

Lady In Waiting: Chloe Whitford

Lady In Waiting: Lucy Black


Miss Torbay: Katie Cudmore

Lady In Waiting: Meesha Ghovanloupour

Lady In Waiting: Natalie Sedgeman


Miss Torbay: Laura Baker

Lady In Waiting: Laurie Matthews

Lady In Waiting: Lauren Hooper


Miss Torbay: Fredi Wright

Lady In Waiting: Atlanta Vowden


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