Mill Road Winter Fair is a celebration of community along one of the most diverse and vibrant roads in Cambridge. Usually held on the first Saturday of December, the Fair brings together local businesses and organisations, shops and stallholders, musicians, artists and dancers in one day of festival joy.

Fringe film nights

Join us on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September at St Philip’s Church for free screenings of three groundbreaking arthouse films.

These film nights herald the start of a new series of events by Mill Road Fringe over the course of the autumn, leading up to the return of the Mill Road Winter Fair in December. We will be showing Microcosmos, Rocks and Flee.

Mill Road Winter Fair 2022

The 2022 Fair will be on Saturday 3rd December.

After two long years, the 2022 Mill Road Winter Fair will be better than ever – and we also have opportunities for Mill Road Fringe events throughout the year. We’re just fizzing with ideas!

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer – from communications, scouting for performers, setting stuff up, stewarding and just plain old organising – so do get in touch if you’d like to get involved.

Apply for a stall

Applications are now open for market stalls, and food and drink stalls. If you would like to find out more, and apply online, click the button below.

Applications are open until 30th September.

Apply to perform

Information and application forms for performers can be found here.

Get involved

The Winter Fair is run entirely by volunteers and we need your donations to help stage it every year. If you would like to get involved or donate, we would very much appreciate it. We need you to help us keep this wonderful Fair going. Donations to Love Mill Road help to fund the Fair, as well as the activities and projects of other Mill Road charities and community organisations, and are eligible for Gift Aid.

Updates

The Summer Shindig was unfortunately CANCELLED due to weather.

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Our AGM was held on Tuesday 22 March 2022 at 7.30pm at Mill Road Baptist Church.

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A big, big thank you to everyone who came to the Mill Road Saturdays, and special thanks to all those who helped make it happen – including our amazing sponsors, stallholders, buskers, volunteers & organisers! See you for the Fair in 2022!

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Thanks to everyone who came to the second Mill Road Saturday on 6th November! We had fabulous stalls & activities, wonderful people and funky music! See you again on 4th December!

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Back for another year is the wonderful online art gallery featuring artworks from local artists, many with a Mill Road connection: Mill Road Art 2021.

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Thank you to everybody who came to the first Mill Road Saturday on 9th October! We had a blast and hope you did too!

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Ongoing uncertainty over Covid-19 has sadly led to the cancellation of the 2021 Mill Road Winter Fair. However, this year’s Fair will be replaced by Mill Road Saturdays – a series of small, Covid-safe events to be held on Donkey Common and Petersfield on 9th October, 6th November and 4th December.

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Penny Sobr, the artist who created our wonderful lanterns in 2020, showed a couple of the lanterns at local schools recently. She said: “There were cries of oohs and aahs… the children really loved them! It was so lovely to see their reaction and wonderful that they inspire young people.”

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The Mill Road Winter Fair Committee were extremely saddened to hear of the death of Allan Brigham. Please take a moment to read our tribute to this remarkable Mill Road ambassador.