Strawberry Fair 2012

Saturday 2nd June 2012
Midsummer Common, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1HA, England MAP
FREE
daily capacity: 14999
last updated: Thu 24th May 2012

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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 over the last 30 years, and is set on a lovely site (strictly no camping though!) by the river in the centre of Cambridge. In 2012 the FREE event will take place on Saturday 2nd June.

Central to the new look fair is the Village Green, featuring an open air arena with a range of displays reminiscent of community celebrations from a by-gone age (but all done in a Strawberry style). The Village Green will kick off by welcoming the Strawberry parade back from its tour of the town. There will battle re-enactments in full regalia and some classic TV with It's a Knockout inspired antics. The Cambridge Community Circus will show you a trick or two, plus a Fancy Dress Pageant and a fire finale to round of the day.

The committee is looking at expanding both the Circus and Kids areas.

Line-up

The line-up will be published in the official programme, which is available from the Info Stands, during the day. There are two Info Stands, one by the Four Lamps, where the footpaths meet, near Maids Causeway. The other is by the Green Area, not far from the Fort St. George public house.

World record

Strawberry Fair launches its attempt to enter the Book of World Records, by aiming to smash the current world record for the largest gathering of fairies in one place. The Kids Area at the Fair will include a large fairy costume making marquee and a children's parade will join the adult fairies on the central Village Green at 3.30pm for the record attempt. The Fair invites adults and children to portray fairies in any way they wish, as long as they include wands, wings and a tutu in their outfit. Fairy kits will be on sale at the Fair.

Entertainment

The fair returns in a similar feel to the 2011 event. The Kids, Green area and the Wigwam Stage will return. The Acoustic Bar will feature comedy, cabaret, folk and acoustic performances. The 'Steam Punk Town' music area is expected to return, and the central Village Green, open air arena offering a range of performances and displays, and of course, the obligatory beer tents with AUTHENTIC LOCAL ALE.

Parking

There's no parking at the site. There are car parks nearby (5 to 10 minutes walk) but they can be expensive (£2-ish an hour during the day).

More info

For more information, see the Strawberry Fair website.

Circus Fudge

Saturday 2nd June 2012
Midsummer Common, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1HA, England MAP
FREE
daily capacity: 14999
last updated: Thu 24th May 2012


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