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!

Throughout the whole of this week and until Wednesday 7 June Strawberry Fair volunteers will be working on Midsummer Common to build, run and then take down Strawberry Fair 2017.

From putting up and taking down fences to loading and unloading vans to making all kinds of decorations to painting the site bins there is lots of work to be done.

If you have any spare time this week or next and you feel like coming along and helping out all you have to do is come to Midsummer Common and ask for our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark McGivern, who will be able to tell you all about what is happening on site and how you can help. You can also email him on

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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