What's to Enjoy
SADLY - REACH FAIR 2021 HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

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 (our 2020 and 2021 Fairs were cancelled) - it will give potential Exhibitors and Visitors an indication of what the Fair is all about.

THE TRADITIONAL OPENING 2019

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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 2019

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

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 Playground on the Top Field

 

CRAFTS and RETAIL 2019

 

 

Marylin Burgess will again be offering her delightful, handmade greetings cards for birthdays and special occasions and Joie de Vie their range of aloe vera products by Forever Living

Caroline Aldersey, owner of The Trove in Cambridge, will be bringing along her range of delightful Stab Bound books (see adjacent graphic)

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

Gavin and Hannah Jackson will be displaying their excellent handmade Metal Art and Jonathan Woods will be offering a range of jewellery

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

SXBling and Serendipity Gifts will be showing us their lovely and very special gift items and The Essential Soaps will be coming along with their range of handmade soaps which use only natural oils, finest essential oils and herbs.

 

ENTERTAINMENT 2019

Ashly Harris Amusements will be bringing their Bungee Trampoline Jump along 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

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE day we will have Lindy Hop dancing with audience participation! And there will be displays of 1940's memorobilia..

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

Performance Without Limits from Burwell will be dancing for us

In addition we have the bands C5 and Lost Hobos

JezO's will be helping organise everything

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

There will be a Gymnastics Display and Burwell Martial Arts will entertain us

Kate Garner (pictured right) will be singing, beautifully and nostalgically, as ever.

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

 

 

FOOD AND DRINK 2019

 

 

 

The Allotment Catering Company will providing a range of their excellent food

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 back Banquet Inn who will happily quench your thirsts and pleasingly English Spirit Distillery will be with us

Fired Up Pizza will be selling their legendary pizzas - and we welcome back the Handy Plaice with their excellent fish and chips

The wonderful 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

The Cheese and Pie Man is at the Fair with a lovely range of cheeses and pies 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's and vegan ice cream from Callum's Ice Creams

 

LOCAL INTEREST 2019

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

 

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

 


© Reach Fair 2021 (Cancelled)