What's to Enjoy

 

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

The information below shows just some of the stallholders and enntertainers who are coming to Reach Fair 2022 - to see a complete list please download our Programme

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 will again 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 and is looking forward to coming again.

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.

And our lovely Playground on the Top Field is worth a visit

CRAFTS and RETAIL

Marylin Burgess will again be offering her delightful, handmade greetings cards and bunting for birthdays and special occasions

Elliot Needham will be showing some examples of his extraordinary photography

TheEssentialSoaps will be exhibiting their range of handmade skincare with herbs plus natural and essential oils

Gavin Jackson, based in Fordham, produces plasma cut art, metal recycled industrial style furniture, amongst other things

Fiona Gooch will be exhibiting her Glass by Fi original art, homeware and jewellery 

Caroline Aldersey will be showing us her HandMarbledNotebooks - a picture of a recent stall she had at All Saints Craft Market is adjacent

Honeysuckle and Hawthorn will be exhibiting their range of bespoke interiors and Gifts

Jenny Bowers will be offering quilted tote bags, water bottle holders and lots more . . . . 

Laura Galbraith specialises in pet photography 

And you can get your shrubs and plants from Merton Hall 

Milina London will be showing ustheir range of Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Gemstone Jewellery 

One World is Enough offer a great selection of fairly traded clothes and crafts. 

Local business Plants and Tassels - Macrame by Lucy will be showing a selection of handmade macrame plant hangers, wall hangers and other home decor as well as smaller macrame items 

Regina Ray will be showing us her undoubted photography skills

ENTERTAINMENT

There will be a Bungee Trampoline Jump and Newmarket Bouncy Castles will have their hugely popular Last Man Standing activity

As always, there will be a village Bottles Stall, Coconut Shy and Football Game

We are delighted to be able to announce that Graham Buxton (see pic) will be entertaining us.

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

Performance Without Limits from Burwell will be dancing for us

Happily we can confirm that Lost Hobos will be entertaining us

JezO's will be helping organise everything

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

Burwell Martial Arts will be showing off their skills

Swaffham Prior School will again be entertaining us with their Maypole Dancing

 

FOOD AND DRINK

As always, there will be a wide variety of excellent food vans to keep you nourished throughout the afternoon

We welcome back Banquet Inn who will happily quench your thirsts

Brownbread will be selling their Artisan bread, Pastries and Patisseries  

And the best pub in the world, the Dyke's End, will be open for drinks and food and now under the NEW OWNERSHIP of Dan and Ruth!

Fine Food Land will be offering their Organic Olives, Fresh Baklava, Real Turkish Delight, Sweet and Savouiry Cashews and  peanuts

Hoggies will be serving their wonderful food again! 

The wonderful Reach Village BBQ will be cooking burgers and hot dogs, back on the Lower Green

The village will again also be offering delightful teas, coffees and cakes from the Tea Tent and freshly prepared salads from Reach For A Salad

We're very pleased to see Yum Yum Tree Fudge back again 

And you can get your ice creams from Hill Farm and Kings

LOCAL INTEREST

The Cambridge Beekeepers Association will have a display observation hive of live bees and be selling honey, wax and polish

Hoggywobbles Hedgehog Hospital is a convalescence and release hospital for hedgehogs

The Inland Waterways Association - Great Ouse Branch will again be coming along to exhplain to us what they do 

 

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

 


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