What's to Enjoy
 
         

We have a wide variety of things to keep the whole family amused - and if you want to see extensive pictures of previous years then you can see these in the Reach Fair Gallery.

The information below relates to Reach Fair 2019 - but it will give potential Exhibitors and Visitors to Reach Fair 2020 an indication of what the Fair is all about.

THE TRADITIONAL OPENING

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Reach Fair used to take place on Rogation Monday up until 1979 when, upon application to the Home Office, it was moved to the first Bank Holiday in May.  It is a Charter Fair, granted by King John on 8th January 1201 to the Burgesses of Cambridge and the Mayor and Councillors attend, wearing their robes/gowns of office to proclaim it at midday

They throw penny coins into the crowd - make sure you get here for this memorable opening by the mayor.

 

 

THE FAIRGROUND

The big wheel is always a huge attraction at the Fair but there are many other fairground rides and games, suitable for all ages and this year we have Dodgems!

Robert and his Fairground have been coming to Reach Fair now for over 30 years and he knows how to keep us entertained

The Devil's Dyke Morris Men always come along and dance throughout the afternoon - and on the Top Field we have a variety of Inflatables to keep the kids - and grownups amused

Not to mention our lovely new Playground on the Top Field

 

CRAFTS and RETAIL

Anne's Arrangements (see left) will be showing off their floral services, gifts and accessories and Marylin Burgess offers her delightful, handmade greetings cards for birthdays and special occasions

Barrelesque will be exhibiting their range of products crafted from old whisky barrels and Bramble Cottage Crafts create funky, individually designed and unique embroidered, felted and sewn articles for gifts and to enhance your home

Cambridge Educational Toys will be offering antiques and collectables as well as their range of educational toys

Designs by Fi produce crafted glass jewellery and art panels and Elliot Needham Photography will be showing some extraordinary photographs

Emma Craft produce fascinators, hats, hatpins, cufflinks, feather hat decorations, gloves, scarfs and bow ties and Joie de Vie offer aloe vera products by Forever Living

Libaohp will be showing us their range of hand painted baseball boots, fully washable, beautiful leather purses and Quirky handbags, handmade glass coasters and Italian Ladies clothing

Sue Day will be showing her range of handcrafted books and Robert Mills will be showing us his photographic skills

Maddog Cottage Creations have a range of handmade scented candles and jewellery inspired by nature and the sea shore

Merton Hall Plant Nursery will be offering a range of garden plants and Off Beat Glass will be showing contemporary homeware and gifts

Stacey Smith from Little Tinkers and Oink Design will be offering kids jewellery, painted wooden items and handmade artisan jewellery and Milina London produce handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewellery plus handwoven pure wool scarves

Megan Fitzoliver offers a range of useful and quirky creations to love and Nonies Garden Plants will be selling a range of perennials, shrubs and containers plus hand-cut flowers

Rela Designs offer an exciting range of handmade bags whilst Tourmaline will be showing us a lovely range of handcrafted jewellery

The Speculating Rook offers a collection of contemporary embroidered textiles created by Anna Osborne using ancient wool blankets, vintage French linen, calico, printed cottons and coloured thread

ENTERTAINMENT

Ashly Harris Amusements will be bringing their Bungee Trampoline Jump along and Newmarket Bouncy Castles will have their hugely popular Last Man Standing activity

There will be a Bottles Stall and a Coconut Shy

The Devil's Dyke Morris Men will be dancing for us throughout the afternoon

There will be a variety of Village Games including the famous Football Game

Performance Without Limits from Burwell will be dancing for us

Musically, we have Lost Hobos Blue Grass Band, local band The 55 and we are delighted to welcome back Numbers

In addition we have CS The Band and live music from Isobel Jack

JezO's will be helping organise everything and JezO himself will be provided his world famous Magic Show

If you want your face painted go and see the excellent Funtasy Face Painting

Swaffham Prior School will again be entertaining us with their Maypole Dancing and we have plans to keep your dogs amused . . .

 

FOOD AND DRINK

 

 

 

 

Brownbread offer the very best in breads, pastries and patisseries and the best pub in the world, the Dyke's End will be open for drinks and food

Lovely coffees will be available from Silver Oak Coffee and T's Me Coffee Pod

We welcome Cambridge Events Bar to our Top Field, who will happily quench your thirsts and pleasingly English Spirit Distillery are back

Fen Farm Venison will be selling delicious fresh farmed venison and cooking wild boar sausages, venison burgers and venison steak - and we welcome back the Handy Plaice with their excellent fish and chips

The legendary Reach Village BBQ will be cooking burgers and hot dogs, back on the Lower Green, whilst Hoggies will be offering their traditional hog roast - and this year, their Shepherds Hut products

Lord Conrad Brewery will be bringing along a selection of their delightful beers

The Cheese and Pie Man is at the Fair with a lovely range of cheeses and pies and Agrumia will be offering superb Italian food products

Gentleman Jim's will be on our Lower Green, offering cold draft ales, ciders and lagers along with seasonal cocktails all served from a beautifully restored horsebox bar and we welcome Yum Yum Tree Fudge who in addition to ther fudge will be offering a cash back service

Nanna Mexico will be providing delicious Mexican street food and Lazy Lisas offers fresh doughnuts, waffles, candyfloss and sweets, plus hot and cold drinks

The Sinful Bakery will be bring along a wide variety of their wonderful cakes and the village will again be offering delightful teas, coffees and cakes from the Tea Tent and freshly prepared salads from Reach For A Salad

And you can get your ice creams from Hill Farm, Kings or Verrechia'sand vegan ice cream from Callum's Ice Creams

LOCAL INTEREST

The Cambridge Beekeepers Association will have a display observation hive of live bees and be selling honey, wax and polish whilst Cambridge Cats Protection will be selling new cat related items and offering advice on pet care

The Inland Waterways will have information about local waterways

Nick Acklam and his team will be explaining to villagers and visitors what the Reach Neighbourhood Plan is all about

And Reach's Mini Events Team will be offering a variety of sweets for you to enjoy

 

If you want to see extensive pictures of previous years then you can see these in the Reach Fair Gallery

 


© Reach Fair 2020