What's to Enjoy
 
         

We have a wide variety of things to keep the whole family amused - and specific Exhibitors with their websites or Facebook pages (where they have such things) are listed below. And if you want to see extensive pictures of previous years then you can see these in the Reach Fair Gallery.

THE TRADITIONAL OPENING

At midday the Mayor of Cambridge and the Aldermen, all in full regalia, officially opens the Fair - just as it has been done for hundreds of years. They throw newly minted penny coins into the crowd - the proceeds don't buy you a lot nowadays but its a nice thought nonetheless!

Make sure you get here for this memorable opening!

And then go and see them on the Top Field where they will be exhibiting historic documents and hardware, including a copy of the charter of 1201.

THE FAIR

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 our Morrismen always come along and dance throughout the afternoon

CRAFTS and RETAIL

Artist Syrah Jade Arnold will be exhibiting her colourful paintings and Marylin Burgess offers her delightful, handmade greetings cards

Cloudberry Designs will be showing their range of contemporary jewellery using precious metals and gemstones

Craftmando design and produce bespoke furniture and craft items and Forever Living have a variety of interesting products for sale

The Garden Potter makes handmade ceramics for the garden and home and JM Belts will make bespoke leather belts for you while you wait

Kittiwake Jewellery will be showing a range of handmade items made from sea glass and Libaohp will be offering a range of interesting gift items

The Little Green Mouse produces fused and kiln formed glass items

M & H Bags offer a wide range of low cost bags and Pendants and Pearls make beautiful handmade jewellery

Oink Designs create beautiful handmade artisan jewellery

Personalised Prezzies 4 U offer a wide range of gifts for sale and Room by Room are the experts in home decorating and design

SXBling will be showing an exciting range of handbags, jewellery, scarves and accessories and Twisted Horseshoe offer a range of handcrafted knives

Wandering Bee are renowned for their vibrant kaftans, Kimonos, Luxury Fur, Silk and Cashmere and Wind-Eye offer unique hand-crafted glass

ENTERTAINMENT

Ashly Harris Amusements will be bringing their bungee jump along and Newmarket Bouncy Castles their range of inflatables

There will be a Bottles Stall, a Coconut Shy and a Crockery Stall where you can save the item by buying it or just smash it (always a big favourite!)

Cub Leisure will be bringing along their Bouncy Castle and Performance Without Limits from Burwell will be dancing for us as will the Morris Men

There will be a variety of Village Games including the return of the famous Football Game and you'll get the opportunity to watch or participate in our Tug o War!

We also have a Gymnastics Display for you.

Heathlands Animal Sanctuary will be organising a Dog Show, classes are Puppy, Handsome Dog, Pretty Bitch, Best Rescue, Waggiest Tail and finally a Handling/Trick class.

Musically, the Jackson Creek Band who performed so excellently at the Festival will be returning to play for us and we are delighted to welcome a new band in Numbers

JezO's will be helping organise everything as well as entertaining us

And you can get your face painted by Safta's Funtasy Face Painting

And Swaffham Prior School will again be entertaining us with ther Maypole Dancing

 

 

FOOD AND DRINK

Agrumia are an Italian Food Shop which offers all of your authentic Italian food requirements

The Allotment Catering Company will be providing us with a variety of hot and cold drinks and tasty baked cakes

And Banquet Inns will be bringing along their mobile bar

And of course the best pub in the world, the Dyke's End will be open for drinks too!

Fired up Pizza will be coming along again - as will the Handy Plaice

Hoggies will be offering their excellent hog roast and the legendary village BBQ will be cooking burgers and hot dogs

Holy Schnitzels will be serving authentic Austrian food and Nanna Mexico will be providing delicious Mexican dishes

Lazy Lisas have two food outlets, one selling fresh doughnuts, waffles, candyfloss and sweets, the other offering hot food including sausages, burgers, bacon rolls and chips plus hot and cold drinks

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

The Gourmet Brownie Company bake excellent brownies and you can get your ice creams from Hill Farm, Kings or Verrechia's - or better still,get one from each of them!

LOCAL INTEREST

The Cambridge Beekeepers Association will be enlightening us on everything to do with bees and Cambridge Cat's Protection will be looking for our support

Heathlands Animal Sanctuary finds good homes for Rescue Dogs and Laura Galbraith will be exhibiting her exceptional photography skills

The Inland Waterways will be explaining to us what they do - as will the National Trust

The Reach Riders Group will be enlightening us on what facilities they can offer on our 24Acres field and the Wildlife Trust will be giving examples of how they monitor and defend wildlife

LOCAL PRODUCERS

Brownbread will be offering the very best in breads, patries and patisseries and we are also welcoming the Cheese and Pie Man who, unsurprisingly, are purveyors of fine pies and cheeses!

A personal favourite of mine is the English Spirit Distillery who are artisan small batch copper pot Independent distillers - and they let you try them for free!

Lord Conrad's Brewery from Fen Drayton will be offering us some of their excellent beers

Mr and Mrs Miggins will be offering a range of jams and other home-produced products and Riverford Organic Farmers will be offering organic veg boxes.

Our very own Prospects Trust will attending again with their superb locally produced vegetables and other items made by their Co-workers and Thompsons Farm Meat will be offering a wide range of home-produced meat products

Old Fen Farmhouse Pantry are a new business from Burwell, offering delicious handmade spicy chutneys and sweet jams

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


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