What's On!


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.

Below shows just some of the stallholders and entertainers who will be at Reach Fair 2024.  




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 big wheel is always a huge attraction 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


Anne's Arrangements provide beautiful flower arrangements for special occasions and will be sharing space with Burwell Print Centre

Belladonna by Lee-Ann will be displaying crystals and jewellery items

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

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

Burwell Print Centre are a wonderful social enterprise, training and supporting adults with additional needs and are sharing space with Anne's Arrangements 

Chocs Away produce handmade luxury chocolates and fudge

Eliza Nellie creates beautiful designs, printed onto life's little luxuries and made here in the UK

Elliot Needham will be showing some examples of his extraordinary photography

The English Spirit Distillery believe that well-made spirits can be some of life's greatest pleasures which is why they strive to deliver the best drinks money can buy 

The Essential Soaps will be exhibiting their range of handmade skincare with herbs plus natural and essential oils

Facepainting by Safta is back!

Foxy Designs produce beatiful gifts (see picture top left)

Funky Footstools will be exhibiting their footstools plus a number of other novel items

Handmade Galore are offering their range of hand-painted glassware, ceramics, earrings, necklaces, barcelets and candles

Joi de Vie Cambridge offer a range of natural aloe vera based health and nutrition products

Jo's Boutique will be selling French and Italian ladies quality clothing and accessories

Little Tinkers Karen designs and makes a cute range of gifts for all of the family

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

Narlas Natural Treats offer a wide range of 100% natural dog treats 

Planet Friendly Living believe that everyone can take small steps to a better planet and will be ready to show us all how!

Sarah Northrop will be exhibiting examples of her watercolour painting

Spirit of Felt Deborah Cutting is a felt artist who creates vibrant scarfs, unique pincushions and bespoke wall art

Sweet Berry Creations specialises in handcrafted unique gifts

The Toy Den will be selling their toys, stationery, hair accessories, homemade items, crafts, children’s clothes and party bags

Tourmaline owner Ros Norman will be exhibiting her delightful, handmade by her, semi-precious stone jewellery (see picture bottom left)

Yum Yum Fudge is made with locally sourced British butter, British milk and British sugar - and they have new flavours to offer


With two stages and entertainment throughout the venue, there is plenty to keep you entertained! 

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

The hugely popular Mark Stevens (see picture on the right) is a flat cap-donning, bearded troubadour and country-tinged folk artist from Peterborough. Armed only with an acoustic guitar and a tender vocal, reminscent of John Mayer or Damien Rice, Mark gives the singer-songwriter genre a refreshing makeover, with sincere and intelligent stories of life and love in all the ugliest and most beautiful moments. He offers a bunch of cover songs too and will take on the spot requests!'

The Numbers are a lively, 5 piece electric band playing 90s Britpop, mod and loads of indie rock classic hits

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

Performance Without Limits from Burwell will be dancing for us and we will also have demonstrations of the traditional Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do

JezO's will once again be helping organise everything and the Magic Show is back this year - hurrah!

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


The best pub in the world, the Dyke's End, will be open for drinks and they will be running the big bar on the Fair Green - plus a smaller one on the Top Field - plenty of opportunities to quench your thirst! 

Cambridge based CoffeeTemple will be serving the best Colombian Coffee in the UK to us 

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

Handy Plaice will be offering their mouth-watering fish and chips

Hoggies will be serving their wonderful hogroasts

Nanna Mexico will offering us their delicious burritos

Pizza Passione will be dishing up their delicious pizzas

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

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


The Cambridge and District Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will have information for us plus small items for sale - why not go and say hello!

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

Come and browse a selection of hand-turned wooden items from the Ely Guild of Woodturners

We welcolme Maggies Cancer Charity - whatever kind of cancer and whatever stage you’re at – we're here for you

Neighbourhood Watch will be with us to advise and assist

The fabulous Royal Papworth Charity will be at Reach Fair 2023 raising awareness of the lifesaving work that they do at the the UK's leading heart and lung hospital 

The lovely folk from Wicken Fen will be joining us

Reach Fair 2024