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Stewards' Briefing 18th May NCI , Holland Street

May 12, 2022

Stewards are the lifeblood of Strawberry Fair and…

Stewards are the lifeblood of Strawberry Fair and are the oil that allows the event to run smoothly.

Without Stewards there can be no fair - and it is essential that we are all properly trained and prepared for any eventuality that might happen on Fair day.

Every year we hold training sessions for the stewards at the fair, and given the long break of 3 years since the fair was last on, and the…

Rebel Arts Stage

March 6, 2022

Music for the People! Rebel Love Stage TEN YEAR…

Music for the People! Rebel Love Stage TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY @ Strawberry Fair, Midsummer Common June 11th 2022 With a line-up of ten bands and a full day of programming, The Rebel Love stage is the perfect place to dance and feel the love and joy of music with friends. Strawberry Fair is a free event, so there is no revenue from ticket sales to cover our costs; we raise money each year to bring…

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Cambridge Band Competition 2022

November 21, 2021

The Cambridge Band Competition 2022 is now open…

The Cambridge Band Competition 2022 is now open for entries, with entries closing at midnight on 18th January 2022.

Band Comp Entry Form

Cambridge Band Competition is about music in all its variety. Applications are welcomed from any performers of original music, from solo performers to full bands. All genres are acceptable, so long as material is original music. Soloists, comedy musicians and…

No Strawberry Fair in 2021

January 30, 2021

The volunteer organising commitee is very sad to…

The volunteer organising commitee is very sad to announce that there will be no Strawberry Fair in 2021.

By this time of year we would be booking performers, booking the first of many traders, placing orders for infrastructure from toilets to marquees to stages and so much more and contacting all of our fantastic volunteers who come to the Common every year to form the crew and to steward the Fair…

Listen again to Virtual Strawberry Fair

June 13, 2020

For over forty years, Strawberry Fair has filled…

For over forty years, Strawberry Fair has filled Midsummer Common with art and music and poetry and love and joy and laughter and dancing and thousands of smiles. As we could not do that this year, we partnered with Cambridge 105 Radio to bring you a virtual Strawberry Fair instead, with over 12 hours exploring each of the areas that make up Cambridge's favourite event.

On the way we learned…

Statement on Huntingdon Community Radio

June 12, 2020

To everyone in the Huntingdon area who was already…

To everyone in the Huntingdon area who was already enjoying the broadcasts of Virtual Strawberry Fair 2020 on Huntingdon Community Radio and were looking forward to hearing more...

It was always intended that the Virtual Strawberry Fair 2020 radio shows would be available for broadcast by other local community radio stations. This was very much the vision of producer Trevor Dann, the volunteers…

2020 T-Shirts for sale!

May 25, 2020

We had all our t-shirts printed and ready for this…

We had all our t-shirts printed and ready for this year's Strawberry Fair in good time. Little did we know then that we would have to cancel the main event.

We're still going to make the t-shirts available for sale and you can now purchase either (or both!) of the 2020 magic-themed t-shirts by heading over to this page and following the instructions.

Enter the Kids Art and Story Competitions Now

May 16, 2020

We're not going to let something like a global…

We're not going to let something like a global pandemic stop us from doing everything we can to keep kids entertained! So we've teamed up with Cambridge 105 Radio and are going to put on a magical twelve hour broadcast showcasing the best bits of Strawberry Fair - including the Kids Park!

We're asking all budding artists and authors to produce something for us on the theme of Magic. There are some…