Last year we celebrated 30 years of the Festival (1985-2015). We had a great week of events that finished with Festival Day on the Recreation Ground. The weather for Festival Day was perfect and we had a record-breaking 8000 visitors! Thanks again to all the sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and visitors who helped to make this a 30th anniversary celebration to remember!

Check out our blog to see what happened on Festival Day 2015 and see videos of the Festival week highlights and stewards flash mob on You Tube

2016 is shaping up to be another fantastic festival. New for the programme of events in the week is the comedy night, pensioners harvest lunch and an open evening with the community choir. Festival favourites will be returning including the quiz night, duck race, Ol’ Boys Club, history talk and much more!

Once again Festival week will finish with Festival Day on the Recreation Ground with a vast array of entertainments including owls, lego, giant bubbles, Gamers Bus, climbing wall, messy play, circus skills, stalls, music, food, dancing and bagpipes to name but a few!

And we have a special treat for you in the Children’s Marquee this year asĀ Cambridge Ghost Tours tells the tale of Plague and Pox in Cherry Hinton! Find out more on our dedicated Festival Day page.

Save the date – 10th-17th September – and we’ll look forward to seeing you all for Festival fun!

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The programme from the 1985 festival


Spitfire flypast celebrating 30 years of the Festival in 2015
Spitfire flypast celebrating 30 years of the Festival in 2015