This year we are celebrating 30 years of the Festival (1985-2015). The Cherry Hinton Festival has a long history as a time of celebration for the harvest safely gathered in and of the years work successfully completed.  The Cherry Hinton Festival continued to be held until 1937 or 1939 then along came the war and post-war Cherry Hinton never had the heart to recapture it. In 1985 a group was formed – the Cherry Hinton Festival Society – and once again the community came together and has been doing so for the last 29 years!

This year we have a great week of events running from 12th-19th September finishing with Festival Day on the Recreation Ground. In the programme of events for the week we have the duck race, bat walk, craft party, quiz night, author event and much more. For Festival day on Saturday 19th September we have sports, crafts, science, dancing, food, stalls, music – in fact everything you need for a great day out with friends and family. Admission to festival day is free and the majority of the activities are free as well!

Remember to drop into St Andrew’s Church during festival week to see the Local History Society exhibition that celebrates 30 years of of the Cherry Hinton Festival.

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The programme from the 1985 festival!


The Rad Lads BMX Group at the 1985 festival