Frequently Asked Questions

Important information at a glance

When and Where is it?

Strawberry Fair will take place on Midsummer Common in Cambridge on Saturday 11th of 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 really do make a difference.

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 Rebel Love Stage.
  • 22:30 - Stall holders and bars close.
  • 22:30 - Closing Finale at Rebel Love Stage.
  • 23:00 - Event closes.

Is there a theme?

Yes! This year the theme is “LOVE THE PLANET”.

What is/isn't allowed on site?


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.


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


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


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


No video / photo drones are permitted anywhere on site.

Can I help you on the day?

Absolutely. Check any of the Get Involved links on this page, or see our section on volunteering with the fair. 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

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


No parking is available on site. Please visit for more information on local car parks or 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.


No camping is permitted on site or in the immediate vicinity of the fair. The Visit Cambridge website 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. Medical provision is based near the Information Tent at Maid's Causeway Entrance. Our onsite Security team and Medical teams also patrol around the site.