By the people of Cambridge. For the people of Cambridge.

Saturday 3rd June 2017, Midsummer Common

We're back - and 2017 is going to be better than ever! This year's theme is FAIRY TALES!

All the key stage areas are already starting to plan next year’s fantastic entertainment, activities and decor. We’ve got plenty of events coming up where we would love to see you all ready to dance and play and celebrate with us! Between now and next summer there are benefit gigs to run, volunteer fairs to attend, the Cambridge Band Competition to run, fundraising to do, traders to book, acts to schedule, t-shirts and posters to design…..Strawberry Fair is really more than just a day in June.

Fancy joining the team? Now is the perfect time to get involved.

Strawberry Fair is looking for Food Safety Monitors to join our Food Safety Team.

We are looking for people with catering experience and an in-date Level 1 or (preferably) a Level 2 or 3 Food Hygiene Certificate who can meet for training before the Fair and who can be there on the day of the Fair itself (Saturday 3rd June).

The Food Safety Team will work to ensure that our Food Traders have all the necessary paperwork in place and are operating safely and hygienically at the Fair.

On the day the Food Safety Monitors will visit our food traders and inspect them to ensure that their paperwork is correct, their practices are up to standard and tell them to make any changes where needed. Food Safety Monitors do need to have catering experience because, although there is a checklist for the inspections, a lot of the work relies on being able to make a professional judgement of the way in which a Food Trader is operating.

Training is provided and the Food Safety Team report directly to the Event Manager who will support them if they have any queries or need action to be taken in response to serious breaches.

For further details or to express an interest please email

Cambridge's favourite festival of music and the performing arts

From humble beginnings, Strawberry Fair has grown to be the most popular free, entirely volunteer run, one day music & arts event in Cambridge (and probably across Europe!), attracting over 30,000 visitors throughout the day. On the first Saturday of June and now passed our 40th year, residents and visitors have gathered together on Midsummer Common to celebrate their vibrant and creative city.

The Fair is run entirely by volunteers (affectionately known as Strawberry Fairies) who give their energy, imagination and vision to present to their friends and neighbours in Cambridge a great free day out.

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