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Strawberry Fair

Strawberry Fair has grown to be the most popular free music and arts event in Cambridge.  For almost forty years, residents and visitors have gathered together on Midsummer Common for this event. 

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Bringing the people of Cambridge over ten hours of live music, film, arts and crafts on Midsummer Common, Strawberry Fair has become an integral part of the festival calendar.  Strawberry Fair is a visual and musical extravaganza for all the family, a jamboree for people of all ages.  

First and foremost, it is a haven for music lovers, throughout the Fair all day you can enjoy a range of music from performers both local and from further afield.  The super-sized kids area holds a magical fairy castle where youngsters can transform themselves into fairies, listen to story tellers, watch clowns perform, and get inspired by instruments such as violins and trumpets.  In the main performance ring we found daring displays on the ground and feats of gravity-defying trapeze in the air.  

Strawberry Fair 2012 -

As always there’s masses of music to cater to all tastes and, as twilight falls the Wild Strawberry Cabaret rose to the occasion, seducing the grown-up audience with cabaret, music and entertainment.

From the constitution, the purpose of the fair is – "The object of the Fair shall be to hold a Fair, called Strawberry Fair, annually on Midsummer Common, Cambridge, on the first (1st) Saturday in June, for the benefit of the local community, particularly the children. The Fair shall have free entry and entertainments, including music and theatre." 

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Five Strawberry Fair Facts

  1. The first Strawberry Fair was in 1974.
  2. The fair has been screening short films since 2004.
  3. It is open to the public and free and totally independent from any council-run events.  
  4. Strawberry Fair takes place on the first Saturday in June on Midsummer Common.
  5. The 2012 Strawberry fair set a new Guinness World Record for the number of people in the same place dressed as fairies. (337)


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