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Crowd enjoying the fair

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

We're Back in 2022!

Strawberry Fair will take place on 11th June 2022

Yes, it's confirmed, Strawberry Fair will be back on 11th June 2022 after the longest break in its history with the theme Love the Planet.

We're looking forward to catching up with old friends and making new ones, but we can't make it happen without YOU!


Donations - Help!!

Like everyone else we've had a tough couple of years and we're not out of the woods yet. Our income is down and our expenses have increased massively.

Put simply, we need your help.....

If everyone who attends donates just £1, we'd completely cover our additional expenses for 2022 and be able to look forward to more of the same or better in the future.

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Love Our Planet


This year we're paying even more attention than normal to taking care of the environment.

We're re-doubling our recycling efforts:

  • Introducing a deposit scheme for glasses from the bars and discouraging the sale of water in plastic water bottles.
  • Increased use of only recycled/re-used/upcycled materials for our decor.
  • Emphasising local acts on our stages to minimise vehicle use.
  • No paper Programme for 2022, instead our Programme will be on-line as a free app.
  • The ever popular Scarecrow Corner is a generator free zone and will be featuring a solar powered stage and a solar coffee bus.
  • Increased recycling of cardboard and plastic (along with our usual comprehensive recycling of drinks cans).
  • Trialling of compostable rubbish bags for bins and litter picking.

Residents' Hotline

A local resident and want to comment during the Fair?

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Shake Ya Bucket!!

Fancy raising some money for a charity of YOUR choice?

25% of the collection is donated to the chosen charity & the 75% goes to Strawberry Fair.

If you can spare some time between 11.30am and 10.30pm, please get in touch by emailing anaterriente8@gmail.com

Here are our current Bucket Collection Partners for 2022****

Cambridge Band Competition

Throughout all of everything, we still managed to hold the popular Cambridge Band Competition.

Check out the Band Comp pages for more information on the UK's longest running band competition.

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We're looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Midsummer Common this year.

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We're looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Midsummer Common this year.

About Strawberry Fair

Starting the summer season in Cambridge for over 40 years

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.


It is big, it is clever, but it 'aint cheap.....

Help keep Strawberry Fair free and not dependent on sponsorship.

Click HERE to go to our Donation page.****

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