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

We're Back in 2024!!

Strawberry Fair will take place on 1st June 2024

Yes, it's confirmed, (multi-award winning) Strawberry Fair will be back on 1st June 2024 for our 50th Anniversary!! with the theme: STRAWBERRY FAIR: 50 YEARS

And to get things off to a flying start Strawberry Fair has been voted Best Festival at the NMG Awards 2023!

To get in the mood, you could support our Record Fair:

Record Fair

Traders Applications are now OPEN!

If you are interested in having a stall at Strawberry Fair please see our Traders Page!

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We need donations!

As always, we're looking forward to catching up with old friends and making new ones, but we can't make it happen without YOU! and loads of money/DONATIONS!

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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.

Sustainable Strawberry

So, how Green is Strawberry Fair....?

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Well....

  • We've got a recycling rate that rivals Cambridge City Council, one of the best Councils in the country for recycling.
  • We recycle, cans (up to 10,000 cans a year), plastic and cardboard/wood.
  • We're hoping to start recycling food waste from the Crew kitchen this year, by donating vegetable waste to a local Community Allotment for composting.
  • We're trialing compostable rubbish bags for bins and litter picking.
  • We emphasise local acts on our stages to minimise vehicle use.
  • We introduced a No Paper Programme for 2022, instead our Programme will be available 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.
  • NO glass bottles are allowed on-site. There are glass recycling points at the entrances.\ We used to recycle 3 TONS of glass each year...
  • NO sales of Helium filled balloons on-site.
  • We discourage the use of single use plastics on-site, including food serving items
  • We've introduced a deposit return scheme for glasses from the bars and discouraging the sale of water in plastic water bottles. Water points are provided on-site.
  • We've increased the use of recycled/re-used/upcycled materials for our decor; plus, lots of our decorations, entrances and other art are recycled, reused or repurposed year on year.

Top 10 things you can do to help.

And then, there's always the Ancient and Esteemed Strawberry Fair Environment Team...

Thank you for all you do! Help us continue to achieve our excellent performance and benefit the planet. Midsummer Common on the day after the Fair looks better and better each year, thanks to your efforts!

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