Frequently Asked Questions

When and Where is it?

Strawberry Fair takes place on Midsummer Common in Cambridge on the First Saturday of June. For 2017, this will be Saturday 3rd June.

How much does it cost?

Absolutely nothing! It is our strong belief that all music and entertainment should be provided free of charge to the general public. We fund raise throughout the year to do so and your donations http://strawberry-fair.org.uk/pages/donate/ really support us to do this.

Timings for the Day

10.30 - Meet on Christ's Pieces for the Parade
11:00 - Parade sets off from Christ's Pieces and sets off around Cambridge.
12:00 - Parade arrives at Midsummer Common marking the official opening of the Fair.
12:00 - Stages, bars and area entertainment begins.
18:00 - Kid's Area closes.
22:00-22:30 - Stages and area entertainment closes. Head to the Village Green.
22:30 - Stall holders and bars close.
22:30 - Closing Finale from Cambridge Community Circus in the Village Green
23:00 - Event closes.

Is there a theme?

Yes! This year the theme is “Fairy Tales” If you haven't got some already, don't forget to pick up your wings, wand, ears and tail from the merchandise stall!

What is/isn't allowed on site?

Alcohol

Our licensing conditions prevent you bringing excessive quantities of alcohol (more than 4 cans), spirits or glass bottles onto site. Random searches will take place. We follow the Challenge 21 policy and are also part of Cambridge Pub Watch.

BBQ's

No fires are permitted on site, including BBQ's.

Dogs

Please keep dogs on a lead whilst inside Strawberry Fair and clear up any mess they make.

Food

You are welcome to bring your own food onto the site.

Drones

No video / photo drones are permitted anywhere on site. 

Can I help you on the day?

Absolutely. Check here http://strawberry-fair.org.uk/get-involved/ for our section on volunteering with the fair or here http://strawberry-fair.org.uk/pages/about-us/environment/ for our environment team. Every year, a number people volunteer to help with the clean up following the event. If you'd like more information, just ask any of our stewards. 

How do I get into Strawberry Fair?

There are four pedestrian entrances to the Fair. From Maid's Causeway, Victoria Avenue Bridge, Jesus Green and Walnut Tree Avenue. We suggest you arrive at the Common on foot, by cycle or via public transport. Please do not leave your bicycle secured to the perimeter fence.

Road/Bridge Closures

Please note, Walnut Tree Avenue will be closed to vehicles along with suspended parking in that area.

The Fort St George bridge will also be closed to pedestrians and cyclists from 11am for the duration of the event.

Parking

No parking is available on site. Please visit https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/parking for more information on local car parks or http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/around/park-ride/ for more information on Park and Ride.

Public Transport

Cambridge has a good network of bus and rail routes into and around the city. Alternatively, ask your taxi driver for Midsummer Common.

Accommodation/Camping

No camping is permitted on site or in the immediate vicinity of the fair. The Visit Cambridge website http://www.visitcambridge.org/accommodation has information on local accommodation and hotels.

Lost property

Lost property is held in our Production Office. Please contact a member of our stewarding team for directions. After the event, please use the contact us form and describe what you've lost with as much detail as possible. If we have it, we'll let you know. 

In an emergency

Please contact a steward in the event assistance is required. Stewards roam the site and are available at each entertainment area. St John's Ambulance are based near the Information Tent at Maid's Causeway Entrance. Our onsite security team and St John's Ambulance also patrol around the site.

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